New Delhi: There will be at least one change to India’s final XI in second test to be held in Chennai as Jharkhand left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem is almost certain to be out after a performance disappointing in the first test against England.
The choice of Nadeem (Shadab Nadeem) will be decided by Friday, but it is expected that the versatile Axar Patel will replace him. India suffered a crushing defeat in the first test ended on Tuesday.
Akshar Patel may have a chance
A senior source from the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) told PTI on Wednesday: “Akshar had a minor knee injury and has already started hitting the net. He is also expected to start bowling in the coming days.
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“He has always been the first choice to play in the first test, but that would depend on captain Virat Kohli, head coach Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun,” the source said. Kohli made no secret of his disappointment with Nadeem’s performance after the match and said at the post-match awards ceremony that the pressure created by Jaspreet Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin could not support Nadeem and Washington Sundar.
Nadeem is about to go out!
Nadeem (Shadab Nadeem) took four wickets in the game but passed 233 points in 59 overs in both innings. Not only that, despite being a spinner, he didn’t throw 9 balls in the game.
Shadab Nadeem himself admitted he had some timing issues jumping into the bowling area and needed to improve it at net.
Washington Sundar gave 98 runs on 26 overs in the opening innings while in the second innings he had only one to throw. However, he batted brilliantly in the opening innings, which will likely give him a shot in the game’s XI.
Fit is Ashwin
The good news for Indian fans is that Ashwin is doing well despite Joffra Archer being hit in India’s second round.
India’s top bowler in the first test, Ravichandran Ashwin, did not need to be taken in for a precautionary scan which is relief news for Kohli who should have favorable ground in the next test which will start on Saturday.
After a flat pitch in the first test in Chennai, V Ramesh Kumar, the new conservator of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association and Tapos Chatterjee, head of the BCCI’s grounds and grounds committee, is challenged to prepare a pitch in which the toss is not the case. important.
There is grass on the ground used in the second test, but it is believed that it will give a turn.
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It will be interesting to see if Ramesh and Chatterjee, who gave enough water on the pitch and rode before the first try, stop giving water on the pitch in the next three days.
If a dry ground is prepared in the sun, it is always possible that it will break quickly.