New Delhi: Team India is currently facing in the 5-match Test series against England under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. After the end of four matches of this series, the Indian team is ahead 2-1. Now the eyes of Team India will be on winning the series by winning the fifth Test. Meanwhile, just before the last match, a good news has come for Team India.
England’s dangerous bowlers will be out
Two of England’s most dangerous can sit out in the fifth Test. England captain Joe Root said on Wednesday he would decide in the next few days whether fast bowlers James Anderson and Ollie Robinson are fit to play in the fifth Test in Manchester on Friday. In fact, England head coach Chris Silverwood had said just before the last Test that he does not want to put too much load on a bowler like Anderson and it is very important for him to get rest. In such a situation, he can throw Anderson out.
Root said this thing
Root said in a virtual conversation, ‘We will give information on Anderson and Robinson in the next few days. These two days are really crucial for recovery and ensure that they are in a position to play Test cricket or not. Also, we have to talk to him, he knows his body better. Let us tell you that Robinson and Anderson have played every single match for the last few months for England. In such a situation, there is a lot of load on these two bowlers, which can cause injury problems. England’s star fast bowlers Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes are already out of the team with injuries. In such a situation, the English captain would not like to lose even players like Anderson and Robinson.
Butler set to return
Root also confirmed that Jos Buttler will now return to Playing 11 after attending the birth of his second child, Margot. This means that either Jonny Bairstow or Ollie Pope will have to be ruled out of the Manchester Test. Root said, ‘Jose is the vice-captain of the team. He is an integral part of our team. I know his output is not as high in terms of runs as it should be, but we know what a great player he is. Jose will come back as the vice-captain and he will also do the wicketkeeping.
Root felt that England should learn to deal better with the high-pressure moments in the ongoing Test series against India. The fifth Test between England and India will be played from 10 September at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester. India lead 2-1 in the five-match Test series.