Former India opening batsman Wasim Jaffer on Sunday picked the hosts’ taking part in eleven for the primary Test in opposition to England, to be performed in Chennai from February 5. Jaffer picked Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill because the opening pair. Cheteshwar Pujara, skipper Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant are named within the middle-order, whereas Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin are the 2 spinners included within the facet. The former cricketer included Axar as a result of the English batters battle in opposition to the left-arm spinner.
India’s tempo assault can be headed by Jasprit Bumrah whereas between Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Siraj, one of the best ought to be picked relying upon the pitch, in keeping with Jaffer. The identical goes with Kuldeep Yadav and Shardul Thakur.
“India’s Playing XI for 1st Test (imo): 1 Rohit 2 Gill 3 Pujara 4 Kohli 5 Rahane 6 Pant 7 Axar* 8 Ashwin 9 Kuldeep/Thakur 10 Ishant/Siraj 11 Bumrah. Question is about 2 spots depending on combination + pitch. What”s your XI? *Eng have huge weakness vs left-arm spin. #INDvENG,” Jaffer tweeted.
India’s Playing XI for 1st Test(imo):
Question is about 2 spots relying on mixture + pitch.
What’s your XI?
*Eng have enormous weak point vs left arm spin. #INDvENG
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) January 31, 2021
India’s squad for first two Tests in opposition to England: Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul (topic to health), Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Ravi Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel.
On Friday, England assistant batting coach Graham Thorpe mentioned that the hosts’ bowling is not only about spinners, as in addition they have a robust tempo assault.
“The one thing about the Indian bowling attack is, it’s not just about spin. I suppose their seam attack is also strong and so from that point of view, it’s not to just get side-tracked completely into the spin side of things as well. Yes, it will be important no doubt about that,” Thorpe had mentioned in a digital press convention.
“Indian bowling has developed into a very good attack and we are very aware of that. When you come to the sub-continent you will have to deal with spin. More so with the Indian attack, we are aware. The training time (three days) will be used to strike a fine balance practicing both,” he had added.
India and England are set to play 4 Tests, three ODIs, and 5 T20Is. The first two video games of the 4-game sequence can be performed in Chennai, earlier than the cricketers transfer to Ahmedabad for the third and fourth Test.
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