New Delhi - India's premier spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and
Ravindra Jadeja have been rested for the three-match Twenty20 series against
England starting this week.
The selectors have recalled veteran leg-spinner Amit Mishra
and off-spinner Parvez Rasool in the 15-man squad, according to the Board of Control
for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The Virat Kohli-led side, which won the three-match one-day
international series 2-1, moves into the shortest format with the first game
scheduled in Kanpur on January 26.
Ashwin and Jadeja shared seven wickets between them in the
three 50-over matches, bowling tighter lines than the fast bowlers on
The 34-year-old Mishra was in the ODI squad against England
but failed to make it to the starting line-up. He finished with figures of 5-18
in his last outing for his country, an ODI against New Zealand in October.
Meanwhile Rasool, 27, who represented India in just one ODI
in 2014, joins the squad riding on his excellent domestic showing in the Ranji
India squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina, Rishabh Pant, Manish Pandey, Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Amit Mishra, Parvez Rasool, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mandeep Singh.