India Vs England: Indian Squad Announced For The Last Two Tests

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have reported the squad for the last two Tests of the ongoing 5 test match series against England.

India lost the initial two Tests (the second one by a major edge), however ricocheted back in style to whip England by 203 runs in the 3rd Test, held at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The whole team performed well to accomplish their first triumph in this test series.

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In any case, there were a couple of chinks in the protective layer of the playing XI, in the initial two Tests. One of the greatest frustrations was Murali Vijay, who failed to perform despite being given enough chances as an opener. His average in 4 innings amounted to 6.50, and henceforth, he has been dropped for the remaining two tests.

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In Murali Vijay’s place, BCCI chose to run with the young blood, Prithvi Shaw. Shaw has been in incredible frame in the domestic circuit and has been performing for India A on a regular basis. He drove the Indian Under-19 group to World Cup achievement a year ago, and also played well in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Delhi Daredevils.

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Aside from Prithvi Shaw, the 24 year old, Hanuma Vihari was likewise incorporated into the squad instead of Kuldeep Yadav. Vihari, as well, has been in tantalizing form as he was the main run-scorer for his state in the Ranji Trophy a year ago.

The fourth Test between India vs England, will be played from August 30 onwards at the Rose Bowl in Southampton before the last Test at The Oval in London from September 7 to September 11.

It is a must win test for India and as if England wins this test then they will win this test series.

The squad announced by BCCI is as follows:

India Vs England – Indian Test Squad

  • Ashwin
  • Bumrah
  • Dhawan
  • Dinesh Karthik (Wkt.)
  • Hanuma Vihari
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Ishant Sharma
  • Jadeja
  • Karun Nair
  • Prithvi Shaw
  • Pujara
  • Rahane
  • Rahul
  • Rishabh Pant (Wkt.)
  • Shami
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Umesh Yadav
  • Virat Kohli (Capt.)

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While some cricket fans appreciated the inclusion of young blood like Prithvi Shaw and Hanuma Vihari, others were of the opinion that more experienced players should have been included in the squad.

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