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No Mark Wood, Shoaib Bashir returns in England Playing XI for Ranchi Test

No Mark Wood, Shoaib Bashir returns in England Playing XI for Ranchi Test

All eyes will be on Shoaib Bashir as he returns in a crucial Test match. Can he replicate his domestic form and give England a vital edge? The answer will unfold on the field at Ranchi.

England Playing XI, India vs England 4th Test: England has announced their playing XI for the highly anticipated fourth Test against India in Ranchi, starting on Friday. The visitors have opted for two changes, bolstering their bowling attack with the inclusion of young pacer Shoaib Bashir and experienced all-rounder Ollie Robinson.

Mark Wood Takes a Break:

The most notable change sees express fast bowler Mark Wood miss out. While no official reason has been given, Wood might be rested considering the workload he has shouldered throughout the series and the upcoming five-match Test against Australia in the Ashes.

Bashir Steps In:

Replacing Wood is 22-year-old Shoaib Bashir, who impressed in the County Championship last season. His pace and swing could prove lethal on the Ranchi pitch, known for its assistance to fast bowlers.

Robinson Returns:

The other change sees Ollie Robinson return to the side after missing the previous Test. His experience and ability to extract seam movement could be valuable on a pitch expected to offer bounce and lateral deviation.

England Playing XI

  1. Zak Crawley
  2. Ben Duckett
  3. Ollie Pope
  4. Joe Root
  5. Jonny Bairstow
  6. Ben Stokes (C)
  7. Ben Foakes
  8. Tom Hartley
  9. Ollie Robinson
  10. James Anderson
  11. Shoaib Bashir

Intriguing Battle Looms:

With India seeking to bounce back after their defeat in Ahmedabad, and England aiming to solidify their series lead, the Ranchi Test promises to be an exciting battle. England’s bowling attack, now featuring Bashir and Robinson, will be keen to test the Indian batsmen, while the hosts will look to counter their pace with their established batting line-up.

All eyes will be on Shoaib Bashir as he returns in a crucial Test match. Can he replicate his domestic form and give England a vital edge? The answer will unfold on the field at Ranchi.

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