India vs England 1st Test Match: Former English skipper Michael Vaughan slams Indian decision to leave Kuldeep Yadav behind for the first test against England. He says it will be a ridiculous decision to drop such an experienced spinner.
India showed up with three spinners for the first test against England in Ravichandran Ashwin, Shahbaz Nadeem and Washington Sundar. Rahul Chahar and Nadeem were added to the Indian squad following Axar Patels complaint of pain in his left knee ahead of the first test. Axar Patel was ruled out of the first test due to the pain on his knee.
Vaughan raised the questions, why the left-arm spinner was left behind. If he will not play in India then where will he show up?
“Ridiculous decision by #India not to play @imkuldeep18!!! If he isn’t going to play at home with the injuries they have when is he going to play!!! #INDvENG,” Vaughan tweeted.
In the meantime, after the stumps on Day 1, England is off with a powerful start. Skipper Joe Root is still unbeaten after completing his century on his 100th Test match while Dom Sibley scored 87 runs as he was given leg-before in the last ball of the day. Skipper Joe Root is unbeaten at 128 runs in 197 deliveries.
England at the end scored 263 runs in the loss of 3 wickets. For India, Jasprit Bumrah took two scalps while Ravichandran Ashwin got one.
From here onwards, England will look to amass 200-250 more runs to get a comfortable stance against India keeping in mind the flat surface and no movement on offer. For England, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Ollie Pope and Dominic Bess are a couple of players who will follow.
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