New Delhi: Team India is currently facing England in the 5-match Test series. In the fourth Test of this series, the Indian team defeated the British by 157 runs to take a 2-1 lead in the series. Shardul Thakur’s role was very important in helping India win the fourth Test. Shardul has cemented his name in the cricket world in a short span of time and now he has completely cemented his place in the team as well.
Strong performance by Shardul
Shardul Thakur’s performance in the fourth test against England has been amazing. In the first innings, Team India was not even reaching the score of 150 at one time, but on the strength of Shardul’s Fifty, India’s score reached close to 200. After this, Shardul Thakur scored 60 runs in the second innings as well and made an important partnership of 100 runs with Rishabh Pant. It was Shardul’s miracle that in the second innings, the Indian team managed to make a big lead over England. Apart from this, Shardul also took the wicket of Joe Root. This was the second time in this series when Shardul dismissed Root.
Trouble for these players
Shardul has created trouble for the big players with his strong performance. According to Shardul’s performance so far, his place in the team is quite sure. In such a situation, the card of the big giants can now be cut from the team. The biggest name in this case comes from Hardik Pandya. Hardik has been out of India’s Test team for a long time. Actually Hardik can bat, but he does not have the fitness to bowl in long spells at this time. Captain Virat Kohli has already made it clear that he will not give Hardik Pandya a place in the team just for batting.
Let us tell you that in the fourth Test against England, Jadeja was to be given a chance along with veteran spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin, but captain Kohli took the risk of replacing Ashwin with Shardul. This decision of the captain was perfect and Shardul was a hit in the fourth match. In such a situation, the chances of Ashwin getting a place in the last Test against England are very less.
Team India ahead 2-1
The Indian team led by Virat Kohli is now 2-1 ahead in the series. The first match of this series ended in a draw due to rain. Team India defeated England in the second test played at Lord’s. After this, in the third Test at Headingley, the English team made a wonderful comeback and leveled the series at 1-1. But once again in the fourth match, Team India won the match by 157 runs, making a wonderful comeback.