Durham: Before the start of the Test series against England, Team India is playing a three-day warm-up match against County XI at the Riverside Ground. After getting a crushing defeat against New Zealand in the World Test Championship, the Indian team will have to prove themselves by winning this series and in such a situation, they will not want to repeat any mistake. Before the start of the series, Team India has got a big lesson, on which they need to pay attention.
Injustice was done to KL Rahul
New Zealand KL Rahul was not included in the playing XI of the Indian team in the World Test Championship. In order not to include this terrific player who was going through good form, the fans had fiercely organized the management of Team India. Not only this, even when Shubman Gill was injured after losing WTC, Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri demanded another player in place of Gill and ignored KL Rahul. But now he has proved that it was a big mistake not to include him in the team.
KL gave a befitting reply with the bat
In the three-day warm-up match against County XI, Rohit, Agarwal and Pujara could not do anything and returned to the pavilion early. While all the batsmen were failing one by one, KL Rahul took over the team’s innings.
In the match, Indians won the toss and decided to bat first. Rohit 9 runs and Mayank Agarwal got out after scoring 28 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara also could not show anything amazing and scored 21 runs in 47 balls with the help of two fours. Hanuma Vihari returned to the pavilion after scoring 24 runs. However, after this, Rahul along with Jadeja handled the innings of the Indians and shared a 127-run partnership for the fifth wicket.
KL Rahul scored a century
KL Rahul retired after scoring 101 runs in 150 balls with the help of 11 fours and a six. Then Jadeja took over the innings from one end and played an important role in taking the team to a strong score.
Let us tell you that in this match, captain Virat Kohli is not playing due to injury and Rohit Sharma is taking over the command in his place.
India vs England to start from 4th August
After losing to New Zealand, now Team India has to play a 5-match Test series against England. The first match of the five-match Test series will be held in Nottingham from 4 to 8 August. The second Test match will be played at Lord’s from August 12, while the third Test is to be played at Headingley from August 25. The fourth Test will begin at the Kennington Oval ground on 2 September and the fifth Test match of the series will be played in Manchester till 10 September.