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Lokesh Rahul in Nottingham Test  |  Photo Credits: AP
- India vs England 1st Test Match – Trent Bridge – Nottingham
- Indian cricket team falter after a good start in the first innings
- Only opener KL Rahul was seen struggling on the pitch.
Test series between England and visiting Indian cricket team (India vs England) Before the start, there was a question in everyone’s mind that how will the team composition of India be there. The biggest reason for this was a strong bench strength. That’s when Mayank Agarwal got injured while practicing in the nets just before the start of the series, after which the discussion intensified as to who would open with Rohit Sharma? All the names started coming up, there was a lot of discussion but in the end, it was the player who showed his strength, who has been proving himself as soon as he reached England tour.
When Mayank Agarwal got injured, the discussion of many names as an opener started. From Abhimanyu Iswaran to Hanuma Vihari, not only this, there was talk of giving priority to Shardul Thakur as an all-rounder. In the press conference, captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane were also questioned about Shardul, during which both also praised Shardul a lot.
urge to prove oneself
When the top-11 was selected, KL Rahul was responsible for the opening in it. (KL Rahul) was handed over to him and this decision was also correct. After reaching England, in the practice match, it was KL Rahul whose bat had scored a century. He was out of Test cricket for a long time and the urge to prove himself was clearly visible in him. Rahul was also determined not to let this opportunity go empty, which has also been seen on the Nottingham pitch.
Indian innings faltering, wickets fell one after the other
When the Indian team came out to answer after bowling England out for 183 runs, Rahul first made a brilliant partnership of 97 runs for the first wicket with Rohit Sharma. But after this Rohit Sharma (36) was out and in no time Cheteshwar Pujara (4) and captain Virat Kohli (0) also returned to the pavilion after being dismissed by James Anderson for two consecutive balls. Team’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane was also run out after scoring 5 runs.
Rahul’s innings so far, still fighting
On the one hand, where wickets were falling one after the other and James Anderson and Ollie Robinson were on fire on a dangerous pitch, even in those conditions, KL Rahul kept fighting on the pitch and completed his 12 Test half-centuries. Rahul, who has completed his fifty, has so far played a struggling innings of 57 not out in 151 balls with the help of 9 fours and is currently the golden boy of the Indian innings.
Rishabh Pant (7 not out) has come on the pitch to support Rahul and there will be a lot of hope from these two batsmen on the third day. Both the players are wicket-keeper batsmen but at present the main wicketkeeper of the Test team is Rishabh Pant.
It will be interesting to see how far Pant takes the innings while supporting Rahul. Rishabh Pant gave a historic victory to the Indian team while batting brilliantly on Australian soil, now fans in England will be expecting the same from him.
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