India and England will be playing a five-match Test series starting January 25. England has named Dan Lawrence as the replacement for Harry Brook, who withdrew from the series citing personal reasons and returning to the UK. Initial reports indicated that Brook had pulled out of the entire series, but there is now speculation that he may return to India at a later date. The ECB released a statement requesting privacy for the Brook family during this time. Dan Lawrence, who played in two of the four Tests during the 2021 series against India, is set to join the squad. He has played 11 Tests since his debut in 2021, accumulating 551 runs at an average of 29. Lawrence is also a proficient off-break bowler, with recent notable performances in the 2023-24 Big Bash League for the Melbourne Stars.