new Delhi: Team India had dusted Australia recently, now it’s England. The 4-Test series between India and England (IND vs ENG) will start on February 5, the thrill of Test cricket will be seen once again at Chepak ground in Chennai.
Team India will miss Jadeja
Ravichandran Ashwin when England last visited India in December 2016 (Ravichandran Ashwin) And Ravindra Jadeja took 54 wickets from England’s 93 wickets together and India won the five-match Test series 4–0.
Ravindra Jadeja will not be able to play in the first two Tests of the four-match Test series with England due to a fracture in the thumb. It is obvious that the lack of Jadeja will surely eat the team. In such a situation, India may have to choose between Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar and Akshar Patel as a spinner along with Ashwin.
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Left arm spinner Jadeja (Ravindra Jadeja) has so far taken 157 wickets in India out of his 220 wickets. He has taken five or more wickets nine times in Tests so far and out of these, he has achieved this feat at home seven times. Jadeja of Saurashtra has pace and variety, which makes him successful on Indian pitches, where the turn starts on the very first day.
But in the absence of Jadeja in the first two Tests, India will have to depend on their reserve spinners, who have little experience of playing the Test.
This players can get a chance
India beat veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin along with Washington Sundar (one Test), left-arm spinner Axar Patel (no Test) and Kuldeep (six Tests) for the first two Tests starting at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai from February 5. (Ravichandran Ashwin) Has chosen
There is a high possibility that India can field with five specialist bowlers in the first Test. It can have three spinners and two fast bowlers, including Sundar (Washington Sundar). Sundar, who made his Test debut in Brisbane on Australia tour, can do wonders with both bat and ball.
Question on Kuldeep’s return
The team management has also indicated that Kuldeep may get a chance to play in the home series. Acting captain Ajinkya Rahane and bowling coach Bharat Arun have already said that the wrist spinner has practiced a lot on the Nets, but he did not get a chance to play in Australia.
Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav has not played any Test match for more than two years. On the tour of Australia, he played against Australia-A in Sydney, in which he did not get any wickets in 16 overs.
In such a situation, Sundar and Ashwin can also get a chance to replace Kuldeep Yadav because this ground in Chennai is the home ground of Sundar and Ashwin.