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- India’s tour of England 2021 – England’s Test team announced
- Indian-origin player Haseeb Hameed returns to England’s Test team after 5 years
- Here the selection was done, there Haseeb celebrated his return by scoring a century in the practice match.
India and England (IND vs ENG) In between, the curiosity and discussions about the five-Test series starting on August 4 are increasing. On Wednesday, the hosts England’s Test team for the first two matches of this series was announced. Three big things were seen in this team, first thing injured Jofra Archer did not get a place in this team, second thing – return of Ollie Robinson trapped in racism case and third and biggest thing – Haseeb Hameed after five years (Haseeb Hameed) return to the team. Haseeb Hameed has celebrated this comeback in a special way.
Earlier in the day on Wednesday, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced its 17-man squad for the Test series against India. Haseeb Hameed returned to this team after five years. On the other hand, a three-day warm-up match was being played between India and County Select XI team in Durham. Shortly after the team was announced, County XI team member Haseeb Hameed scored a brilliant century while opening against the Indian team. Facing 246 balls, Haseeb has given a warning to Team India by playing an innings of 112 runs on the basis of 13 fours.
Who is Haseeb Hameed? What is the connection with India?
24-year-old England cricketer Haseeb Hameed was born on 17 January 1997 in Bolton, England. By the way, Haseeb Hameed is of Indian origin. His parents are from Gujarat and many years back they immigrated to England. According to the information available on the Internet, Haseeb’s father Ismail belongs to Umraj village, two hours away from Surat. While his mother Najma is also a Gujarati. Haseeb Hameed had stepped towards cricket since childhood. He attended Bolton School and playing cricket from his school made it the second school in northern England to win the Independent School National Championship. Since then, Haseeb Hameed was recognized in the England junior cricket circuit.
Career was started against India only, record was made
Haseeb Hameed has been selected for the India-England Test series today. The interesting thing is that five years ago in 2016, when his international career started, that too against India. On the India tour, he got a chance to debut in the Rajkot Test and he became the youngest batsman to open for England. At that time Haseeb was only 19 years old. On the fourth day of that Test, Hameed made the first fifty of his Test career and became the third player for England to score a Test half-century as the youngest. He scored 82 runs in that innings.
The finger was broken, then it was fixed, and then there was injustice.
As a batsman, Haseeb had scored fifty in his first innings at such a young age while playing against India in India, which was not a small thing. In the second Test of that series, he scored 13 and 25 runs. He was dismissed for 9 runs in the first innings of the third Test. Along with getting out, his finger was also broken. But in the second innings, he again came on the pitch and scored a half-century with a broken finger. While he was batting at number 8 instead of opening in this innings. However, India also won that match by 8 wickets. After that it was suddenly announced that he would no longer be a part of the tour and would return home to undergo surgery. But after that he was not given a place in the England team again.
Made a comeback against New Zealand, was not fed
After five years i.e. this year (2021), Haseeb was included in the team for the Test series against New Zealand but he was not given a chance to take the field. Now he has been given a chance in the series against India. Now it will be interesting to see whether he takes the field this time or once again he has been included in the team just for the name of the team.
How are Haseeb’s figures
Haseeb Hameed has so far scored 219 runs in 3 Test matches at an average of 43.80, including two half-centuries. He played all these three test matches during the 2016 tour of India. At the same time, in first-class cricket, he has scored 3821 runs in 77 matches, during which he has scored 7 centuries and 22 half-centuries. His best innings in first-class cricket has been 122 runs.
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