A file photo of cricketer MS Dhoni. Photograph:( Twitter )
Is MS Dhoni set to make a comeback into the Indian Test squad? The official website of The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) has sparked speculation that Dhoni might come back for upcoming England Test tour.
The BCCI official site has named Dhoni in the Indian Test squad for the upcoming five-Test match series against England which starts from August 1.
India will play three T20 matches, three one-day internationals and five Tests during their England tour.
In 2014, MS Dhoni had announced his retirement from Test cricket while playing against Australia in Melbourne.
Dhoni has been India's most successful captain, having presided over 27 wins in his 60-Test tenure, which began in 2008. Also, he was named as the captain of the ICC World Test XI in 2009, 2010 and 2013. He has also been selected a record 8 times in ICC World ODI XI teams, 5 times as captain.
After retirement from the Test cricket, he continued playing One-Day Internationals and T20 Internationals.
In his Test career, Dhoni has scored 4876 runs in 144 innings with an average of 38.09. The Indian wicketkeeper scored 33 half centuries and six centuries.
According to BCCI's website, here is the squad:
Eoin Morgan (C), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler (W), Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey
Virat Kohli (C), Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Chahar, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (W), Dinesh Karthik, Siddarth Kaul, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Lokesh Rahul, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav