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India keep faith with players for third Test against England

Ashok Dinda: Replaces the injured Umesh Yadav for the third Test

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India are keeping faith with their players for the third Test which gets under way in Kolkata on Wednesday December 5.

The only change from the squad in Mumbai - where they lost by 10 wickets as England levelled the series at 1-1 - is the introduction Kolkata Knight Riders' paceman Ashok Dinda for the injured Umesh Yadav.

Dinda's familiarity with the Eden Gardens pitch is understood to be one of the key reasons behind his selection.

The selectors had been due to name the squads for the final two Tests and the subsequent T20 internationals, suggesting those performing in Kolkata will be under close inspection ahead of those matches.

The final Test will take place in Nagpur between December 13 and 17.

India squad: MS Dhoni (Captain, wkt), G Gambhir, V Sehwag, S Tendulkar, V Kohli, Y Singh, C Pujara, R Ashwin, A Dinda, P Ojha, A Rahane, H Singh, I Sharma, M Vijay, Z Khan.