India National Cricket Team I india’s test series against england can be the last series of these three players. Will have to put his life in the test series against England
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- Five match test series between India and England will start from 4th August
- India suffered an 8-wicket defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the World Test Championship final
- Team India captain Virat Kohli gave signs of change
New Delhi: The Indian team’s dream of winning the inaugural World Test Championship final was shattered. The Indian team led by Virat Kohli suffered an 8-wicket defeat at the hands of New Zealand in Southampton on Wednesday. Team India’s batsmen once again performed irresponsibly and then even the bowlers could not leave an impact. The Indian team had to bear the brunt of this, which lost the trophy. After this defeat, Indian captain Virat Kohli has indicated a change in the team.
After the match, Virat Kohli said in the press conference that such players will be selected, who have confidence and can lead the team to victory. This statement of Kohli has given a signal to many players of the team that their time is up. After losing the WTC final, now the place of these three players is in trouble. Whoever of these wants to keep his place in the team, he will have to perform brilliantly with all his efforts.
Let us tell you on which 3 players the sword is hanging:
Cheteshwar Pujara Cheteshwar Pujara, popularly known as the new wall of Team India, could score 8 and 15 runs in the first and second innings respectively in the WTC final. Pujara has at times come under criticism for his slow innings. Pujara scored his last Test century on 3 January 2019, when he scored 193 against Australia in Sydney. Since then, Pujara has not been able to score a single century in 31 innings. If the 33-year-old batsman flops in England too, then preparations can be made to find his replacement. Cheteshwar Pujara’s reputation is at stake.
Ajinkya Rahane Indian Test team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane is also unable to do much in the middle order. The 33-year-old batsman scored 49 and 15 runs in the first and second innings of the WTC final respectively. Rahane’s consistent performance in the middle order remains a cause of concern for the team. Questions have been looming over Rahane’s place for quite some time now. Rahane scored a century on the recently concluded tour of Australia. But since then he has been able to score only 1 half-century in 13 innings. Rahane will have a tough test against England. If he doesn’t score runs, his place could be in danger.
Umesh Yadav – Indian team’s fast bowler Umesh Yadav did not get a chance in the WTC final, but he has been out of the list of leading bowlers for a long time. With the arrival of Shami, Bumrah, Siraj, chances for Umesh Yadav have become very less. Yadav could not take advantage of the opportunities that he got and the drought of the wicket was seen in his bowling spell for a long time. Yadav played the last Test for India in December 2020 in Melbourne, in which he got only one in the entire match.
The age of the 33-year-old bowler also remains a threat to him. Yadav last took five wickets in an innings against Bangladesh in November 2019 at Kolkata. After this he got a chance to bowl in six innings and he could take 6 wickets in total. If Umesh does not prove himself on the tour of England, then he may also be discharged from Team India.
(Note – This is just speculation after Indian captain Virat Kohli hinted at a change in the team.)
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