India Tour of England: After injury setbacks, Virat Kohli & Co aim to seal Test series in England after 13 years – India will look to win their maiden Test series in England when they start the five-match Test series on August 4. The 5-match Test series is an opportunity for India to repeat their 2007 heroics after losing the three-Test series in England on a trot. The players will look to forget ICC WTC Final loss to New Zealand as they start their proceedings for another session of the World Test Championship. On the other hand, England will be aiming to avenge their 3-1 Test series loss to India earlier this year.
The batting department needs to fire if Virat Kohli and Co are looking to seal the Test series. The likes of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, and Rishabh Pant need to play match-winning innings on their days. The bowling department includes speedsters Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Shami, Ishant Sharma, and Umesh Yadav and spinners R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.
India tour of England: Virat Kohli & Co aim to seal Test series in England after 13 years
The bowling department is expected to do well as usual but they also need to come with some crucial contributions. The top order at times has failed to get going in England and to overcome another Test series loss, it is crucial for the lower order to come up with some handy contributions.
Meanwhile, the likes of SuryaKumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw who were supposed to replace injured Washington Sundar and Shubman Gill are in doubt. The duo is under isolation in Sri Lanka after Krunal Pandya tested COVID positive. Now, Yuzvendra Chahal and K Gowtham have also tested positive for the virus. The pandemic rules mean the duo won’t be available for the first two tests.
India Tour of England:
England squad (2 Tests): Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Jos Buttler, Mark Wood, Sam Curran, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Zak Crawley, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson.
India’s squad: Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Abhimanyu Easwaran
Standby players: Prasidh Krishna, Arzan Nagwaswalla
|India’s tour of England, 2021-22|
|1||4th – 8th August||1st Test vs England||Nottingham|
|2||12th – 16th August||2nd Test vs England||London (Lord’s)|
|3||25th – 29th August||3rd Test vs England||Leeds|
|4||2nd – 6th September||4th Test vs England||London (Oval)|
|5||10th – 14th September||5th Test vs England||Manchester|
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