As the BCCI released the squad for the final three Test matches, Virat Kohli made the decision to withdraw from the rest of the series against England, claiming personal reasons.
The BCCI declared on its website that the top batsman, Virat Kohli, has the board's support and will not be eligible for selection for the rest of the series.
"Virat Kohli has personal reasons and will not be eligible for selection for the rest of the series. The statement said, "The Board fully appreciates and supports Mr. Kohli's decision.
In the hopes that he would be able to play in the next three Test matches, Kohli had originally withdrew from the squad for the first two matches in Hyderabad and Vizag. Before making a U-turn on February 9, Kohli's former RCB colleague, AB de Villiers, had initially claimed that the Indian star was expecting his second child with Anushka Sharma.
An update on KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja, who were injured and missed the Vizag Test, was also given by the BCCI. The board stated that the two's participation is contingent upon the medical team's approval.
Jadeja had sustained a hamstring strain, and Rahul was experiencing discomfort in his right quadriceps.
Pacer Akash Deep was an intriguing addition to the team as well. Everyone has been amazed by the Bihar speedster's performances for the India A team against the England Lions. Shreyas Iyer was one of the team's significant absences.
According to certain sources, Shreyas was having problems with a stiff back. The Mumbai batter's efforts have also fallen short of expectations, as he has not been able to capitalize on his starts in Hyderabad and Vizag.
Following the victory in Vizag, Shreyas was seen engaging in a lengthy conversation with India coach Rahul Dravid.
Both Sarfaraz Khan and Rajat Patidar, who were added to the squad for the second Test, stay in the team. Returning to the team is Mohammed Siraj, who was rested for the second Test.
On February 15, at Rajkot, India and England will begin the third Test match.