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‘India are playing without Kohli, KL…’: Ganguly’s blunt warning

‘India are playing without Kohli, KL…’: Ganguly’s blunt warning

This bombastic statement from former India skipper underscores England's vulnerability despite India fielding a relatively inexperienced side.

India vs England 4th Test (IND vs ENG): Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has issued a bold warning to England ahead of the crucial Ranchi Test, highlighting the young talents emerging despite the absence of star players like Virat Kohli and KL Rahul.

Young Guns impress

Sourav Ganguly heaped praise on young openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and debutant Sarfaraz Khan, both of whom delivered outstanding performances in the third Test at Rajkot. Jaiswal smashed his second consecutive double century, while Khan impressed with half-centuries in both innings.

Without KL Rahul and Virat Kohli

Emphasizing India’s depth and resilience, Ganguly remarked, “It’s surprising that England struggles even with India missing Virat Kohli and KL Rahul. This young team with new faces is already causing them trouble.”

This statement underscores England’s vulnerability despite India fielding a relatively inexperienced side.

KL Rahul Nears Return

With KL Rahul nearing full fitness after a quadriceps injury, India’s batting will receive another boost. KL Rahul, a top-order mainstay, is expected to return for the Ranchi Test, adding experience and firepower to the lineup.

Virat Kohli absence confirmed:

While KL Rahul’s return offers positive news, Virat Kohli absence for the remainder of the series is confirmed due to personal reasons. This creates a void in the middle order, but Ganguly’s assertion highlights the team’s ability to overcome challenges despite key player absences.

India vs England 4th Test in Ranchi

India stands on the cusp of clinching the series with a 2-1 lead, while England faces an uphill battle to stay alive. The Ranchi Test promises to be a pivotal battle, with both teams determined to prove their mettle.

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