IND vs ENG: Both together troubled the batsmen, now the 'enemies' have become friends for a place in Team India. fast bowlers will team India field in the test match between India and England Punjabi news


Players practicing on the field (pic credit: PTI)

The teams of India and England will face each other for the fourth time in this Test series to be held in Ranchi from Friday, February 23. With a win in this match, Team India has a chance to win the series. However, it may prove to be a bit more difficult for Team India to do so this time compared to the last two matches as their star fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been rested from the fourth Test. All eyes are on who will get a chance to replace him and so the two friends have now become 'enemies'.

Team India decided to rest Bumrah for this Test, who took the highest 15 wickets in 3 consecutive matches against England, to balance his workload properly. can be maintained In such a situation, including his place in the playing eleven is going to prove to be the most difficult challenge. Team India certainly has some options in fast bowling, but those who are contenders have either no international cricket experience or only nominal experience. Two such contenders are Mukesh Kumar and Akash Deep.

A collision between two friends

In the Ranchi Test, there are eyes on whether Team India will take the field with 2 fast bowlers or only 1 bowler. If it goes with two fast bowlers then most of the responsibility will be on Mohammad Siraj as he is currently the most senior fast bowler in the team. Apart from them there are names like Mukesh, Akash and Avesh Khan. Out of this, there is currently a competition between Mukesh and Akash. Both these fast bowlers have played Bengal in the Ranji Trophy in the last few years cricket Has performed excellently for the team and has proved to be important in the success of the team.

But now only one of these two is expected to be selected. Mukesh made his Test debut in the West Indies last year and impressed. But he proved completely ineffective in the second Test match against England, after which he was ruled out of the third Test. In such a situation, the selectors included Akash Deep in the Test team for the first time and now it is believed that like Mukesh, he can also make his Test debut and for this he will have to take the place of his friend.

How was the performance of both?

Mukesh has so far taken only 7 wickets in 3 Test matches, out of which he could take only 1 wicket after losing badly in Visakhapatnam Test against England. However, after being dropped from the team, he claimed his comeback by taking 10 wickets for Bengal in a Ranji Trophy match. On the other side is Akash Deep, who has taken 104 wickets in 30 matches of his first-class career. Akash recently took 13 wickets in 5 innings against England Lions.