Rohit Sharma will hope to find a place in the second Test at Bangalore © AFP
Rohit Sharma will hope to find a place in the second Test at Bangalore © AFP

India players Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Stuart Binny have been released from the Test team and now can play for their states in the next round of the Ranji Trophy 2015-16. Rohit will go back to playing for Mumbai whereas Bhuvneshwar and Binny will go back to playing Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka respectively. The released players will join the Test squad ahead of the second Test, which is schedule to be played in Bangalore. Punjab players Gurkeerat Singh and Mandeep Singh will be a part of the reserve team to assist the Indian team. Rohit has been dropped in the first Test as Cheteshwar Pujara has been preferred ahead of him. Catch live cricket scorecard of India vs South Africa 015, 1st Test, Day 1 at Mohali here

Varun Aaron finds a place in the first Test ahead of Bhuvneshwar who has had a brilliant season in the domestic circuit so far has been drafted into the team as the all-rounder in place of Binny. Jadeja has not played a single Test for India since he played against England in July 2014. Skipper Virat Kohli has once again gone in with three spinners for the first Test with Amit Mishra, Ravichandran Ashwin and Jadeja. LIVE CRICKET BLOG: India vs South Africa 2015 1st Test at Mohali, Day 1

India are coming off a series win against Sri Lanka. It was their first series win on Sri Lankan soil since 1993. The series also marked the first time India have won a series under the leadership of Kohli. Kohli took over as skipper after MS Dhoni retired at the end of December 2014 during India’s tour of Australia.