IND vs ENG: Umesh Yadav’s health take a look at shall be carried out in two days time.© Twitter
Senior India quick bowler Umesh Yadav’s health take a look at, which shall be carried out in two days time, will decide if he can be a part of Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma in a three-prong India tempo assault for the upcoming day-night Test against England. The Test, which shall be played with the pink ball, will begin in Ahmedabad on February 24.
It is learnt that the Indian workforce administration needs to play to its power and there could possibly be a turner on provide with Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel prepared to take advantage of the circumstances to the fullest.
With Ashwin and Axar accounting for 15 of the 20 wickets within the second Test, India, maintaining in thoughts the swinging pink ball below lights, may drop Kuldeep Yadav and embody a 3rd pacer.
Bumrah routinely comes again after relaxation and the toss-up shall be between Umesh and Mohammed Siraj for the third pacer’s slot.
“Umesh’s fitness test will happen in a couple of days time,” a senior BCCI official informed PTI on Friday.
Umesh was ruled out during the second Test against Australia in Melbourne last December due to a calf muscle injury. He has been an efficient bowler on Indian tracks and was menacing through the nation’s inaugural day-night Test in Kolkata.
However, it is going to be fascinating to see how dry the Motera wicket is contemplating there could possibly be dew.
“Look, it doesn’t matter if the ball is red or pink. If you keep a dry wicket, ball will turn and extra lacquer won’t be of any consequence,” a former India spinner mentioned when requested for his opinion.
“However, if there is dew then obviously the ball will start skidding and it might just be good for batting. So that can’t be discounted,” he mentioned.
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