Spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were both named in India's 15-man squad for the inaugural World Test Championship final against New Zealand, which begins on Friday.
Jadeja, along with Mohammed Shami, Hanuma Vihari and Umesh Yadav, all of whom sustained injuries during the tour of Australia in December and January, return to India's test squad after missing the home series against England earlier this year.
Left-arm spinner Axar Patel, who starred in the 3-1 test series win against England, and batsman KL Rahul, who underwent surgery for appendicitis in May, missed the cut, after being named in the preliminary 20-man squad.
Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur and Mayank Agarwal were also left out.
Meanwhile, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and wicketkeeper BJ Watling have been declared fit to play the final after the pair missed the eight-wicket victory over England at Edgbaston due to injuries.
The WTC was launched in …