ENGvsIND: 3 Indian Players whose performance will be key to succeed against England in the Test series.
ENGvsIND: Virat Kohli-led Team India and Joe Root-led England will lock horns on August 4 for the first Test match of the five matches series. Both the teams have pretty much-balanced squads and are good enough to provide a mouth-watering contest in the coming days.
While both the teams would want to open the series with a win, India will be under pressure to start off nicely after the World Test Championship defeat.
Here is the complete schedule for England vs India test series:
|Aug 04, Wed – Aug 08, Sun||England vs India, 1st Test||Trent Bridge, Nottingham||3:30 PM10:00 AM GMT / 11:00 AM LOCAL|
|Aug 12, Thu – Aug 16, Mon||England vs India, 2nd Test||Lord’s, London||3:30 PM10:00 AM GMT / 11:00 AM LOCAL|
|Aug 25, Wed – Aug 29, Sun|
England vs India, 3rd Test
|Headingley, Leeds||3:30 PM10:00 AM GMT / 11:00 AM LOCAL|
|Sep 02, Thu – Sep 06, Mon||England vs India, 4th Test||Kennington Oval, London||3:30 PM10:00 AM GMT / 11:00 AM LOCAL|
|Sep 10, Fri – Sep 14, Tue||England vs India, 5th Test||Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester||3:30 PM10:00 AM GMT / 11:00 AM LOCAL|
The test series will also embark on the beginning of the new Test Championship 2021-23 cycle.
Although all the players in the team are required to pull off things well, there are certain Indian players who have the calibre to manipulate the game easily.
Here in this article, we will discuss three such Indian Players whose performances will be a key to succeed against England in England.
ENGvsIND: 3 Indian Players whose performance will be key to succeed against England in the Test series:
Team India’s ace pacer Jasprit Bumrah is one of the vital cogs in the country’s bowling unit. Bumrah has been with the Indian team ever since he stepped into the international fixtures and only injuries can take him away from the games.
The speedster has enjoyed limitless success in his overseas Test career. Bumrah has played a majority of his test fixtures on overseas soil and has been the best performer for the team.
Jasprit Bumrah has scalped 83 test wickets in 20 matches out of which 79 wickets have been fetched in overseas conditions. He has five five-wickets hauls until now.
Although the pacer looks very lethal, he has not been at his best in recent times. Bumrah’s recent outing in the ICC World Test Championship has been a disastrous one. He failed to scalp a single wicket against New Zealand.
Moreover, Jasprit Bumrah picked up just one wicket against County Select XI in the one-off warm-up match.
If Jasprit Bumrah gets back his old touch with the ball, India can easily tackle the English batting firepower. He will be raring to get back amongst wickets in the upcoming Test series against England.
Team India’s one of the greatest white-ball openers has set his foot in the test format recently while opening the innings. Rohit Sharma’s heroics in limited-overs cricket are very much known to the cricketing world, however, the cricketer has failed to replicate similar in the longest format.
India will require some unbelievable work from the senior opener in upcoming England vs India test series. A lot of India’s load will be on the shoulders of Sharma.
He was unable to get hold of the starts he got in the recent World Test Championship final against New Zealand. Sharma amassed 34 and 30 respectively in the two innings of the WTC Final.
The dashing opener has always been the target of experts and netizens, who reckons Rohit Sharma only performs in India and chokes in the away tours. The opener will be keen on making amends on his overseas stats in test cricket.
If Rohit Sharma gets big in the upcoming series, he can single-handedly secure wins in the matches and can also shatter a couple of records.
Talking about his test records, Sharma has 2679 runs in the format in 39 matches.
The Indian skipper will also be a key player who can seal wins with his performances in the test series. Virat Kohli will have the huge responsibility to score runs especially after the defeat of the WTC Final.
It’s a brainer what Virat Kohli is capable of and everyone is aware of his stature. The Indian skipper has scored over 7,500 runs in test cricket with an impressive average of 52.04. He has smacked 27 tons in the format along with 25 fifties.
The fans and supporters of Virat Kohli will be expecting some big knocks from the skipper and end his century drought.
Kohli performs well in the English conditions and has over 784 runs in England.