Jasprit Bumrah made a request to BCCI to be released from India’s squad ahead of the fourth Test owing to personal reasons. Accordingly, the fast bowler has been released and he will not be available for selection for the fourth Test.
Left-arm spinner, round the wicket angle to right-handers, one comes in with the arm, another prodigiously spins away after pitching, undercut on the ball, an exploding surface, chirping fielders all around the bat and a buzzing crowd.
What makes for a perfect pitch? One that examines the opening batsmen in the first session of day one and generally gets better for batting as the game moves forward, before breaking down late in the piece.
India moved a step closer to the World Test Championship Final against New Zealand with a dramatic 10-wicket win over England in the third Test on the second day of the newly built Narendra Modi Stadium on Thursday to take a 2-1 lead in the four-Test series.
Axar Patel, Member, Indian Cricket Team addressed a virtual press conference after the first day’s play of the third Paytm day-night pink-ball India-England Test currently being played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
There are a number of variables at play as India and England gear up to grapple for dominance in the day-night pink-ball test in Ahmedabad at the Sardar Patel Stadium which now has the highest seating capacity in the cricketing world.
India opener Rohit Sharma and all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin have made notable gains in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings after playing defining roles in a massive 317-run victory over England in the second Test that levelled the four-match series 1-1.
The England National Selectors have named a 16-strong squad and six travelling reserves for the first and second Test matches against India starting on Friday 5th February at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.