Kolkata: Opener Shikhar Dhawan and fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been released from the Test squad after the duo made a request to the selectors and team management owing to personal reasons.
Vijay Shankar has been named as Bhuvneshwar’s replacement in the squad.
Dhawan though would be available for the third Test match against Sri Lanka that is scheduled to take place in Delhi from December 2.
Earlier, in the day India and Sri Lanka ended the first Test match as a draw.
Chasing a tricky target of 231 in Kolkata, Sri Lanka were reduced to 7/75 before the on-field umpires called stumps on day 5.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar emerged the pick of the bowlers for India after scalping four wickets in the innings. While Kumar bagged a four-for, Shikhar Dhawan notched up 94 runs earlier in the second innings.
Bhuvneshwar, after his brilliant performance with the ball in Kolkata, announced his wedding date (November 23) in a video posted by opener Shikhar Dhawan on Instagram. Bhuvneshwar got engaged to Nupur Nagar in Greater Noida on October 4th.
The second Test in Nagpur is scheduled to start Friday.
India revises squad for the second Test: Virat Kohli (Captain), Lokesh Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (Vice-Captain), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Vijay Shankar.