Summary

* With opener Lokesh Rahul still nursing a hamstring strain and seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar dealing with an ankle injury, Gambhir and Ishant will be the likely options.

* The selected Indian squad will assemble on November 5 at Rajkot,

Dashing opener Gautam Gambhir and pacer Ishant Sharma could become part of the Indian team. Their names figure prominently in the list of probables in the Indian team when the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) national selection committee meets on Wednesday to pick up team for test series with England.

Gambhir, who made a comeback in the just-concluded New Zealand series, gave a good account of himself by scoring a half century in the final Test at Indore. Ishant, on the other hand, was picked for the opening Test against the Kiwis at Kanpur but could not play any part in the rubber after being down with chikungunya.

Though Ishant did not look match fit in Delhi's Ranji game against Karnataka at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, the seasoned campaigner bowled more than 40 overs at good pace in his two domestic outings.

With opener Lokesh Rahul still nursing a hamstring strain and seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar dealing with an ankle injury, Gambhir and Ishant will be the likely options when the M.S.K. Prasad-led selection panel picks the side.

No other major changes are expected in the Virat Kohli-led side, which whitewashed the Kiwis 3-0.

The Indian squad is set to assemble on November 5 at Rajkot, which is set to host the series opener from November 9 to 13.

Will these Delhi lads make it to the Indian XI?
Will these Delhi lads make it to the Indian XI?