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IND vs ENG | Chepauk Day 4 Talking Points: Dan Lawrence’s harakiri and Virat Kohli’s proactive day out
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On a day that was about to get tough for England, Dan Lawrence didn’t do himself any help with his ‘harakiri’ to send Ravichandran Ashwin out of the ground. After that, it was just a case of formality for the rest of the day, as the Indian spinners wrapped the English batsmen by their spell.Dan Lawrence’s harakiri could cost himAfter what was considered a brilliant first tour in Sri Lanka for the young right-hander Daniel Lawrence, his task was cut out against the top-notch Indian bowling attack. His uncanny batting ability, combined with his footwork had the entire world talking, after his first knock at Galle, where he scored a scintillating 73. He then took the attack on once again, with an unbeaten 21 in the second innings. However, from thereon, he has succumbed under pressure, multiple times, all of which could be put down to his inexperience. In the first Test, he was undone twice by the seaming delivery - from Bumrah and Ishant Sharma. However, in the second Test, there was a different tale - one where his inexperience had taken precedence over his skills. After battling it out in the heat, against the spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel, the right-handed jumped at delivery before poking it tamely to the short-leg fielder just before lunch bells came calling. While his dismissal might have been put down to extra bounce, his inexperience came into the picture, with his ability to not see through the tough session. Combine that with his second innings dismissal, where his dismissal was more because of him than the bowler.Lawrence, in a brain-fade moment, jumped down the pitch, aiming to take down Ashwin ended up getting himself humiliated and stumped by a brilliant piece of keeping from Rishabh Pant. Talent might only last as long as Lawrence converts and now with Bairstow and Crawley returning, who knows what might happen?Virat Kohli has been proactive, more than you would expect and more than you would think. Right from the first over of the day, where he handed the ball to Mohammed Siraj, Kohli has rotated and kept his bowlers fresh throughout the first session of the day. Be it Siraj bowling or Axar Patel accompanying him from the other end, Kohli was spot on with his tactics. The way he went about things, changing his bowlers, bringing them on from the end which would allow for them to flourish, Kohli had been immaculate on the fourth day. When Ben Stokes was looking more and more confident against the set of bowlers, he introduced Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack and set an ultra-attacking field, to see the downfall of the southpaw. As much as five fielders were within touching distance from the batsman, with constant chirping from the slip-cordon, who were assured that Ashwin would get his man yet again. He did, that was not just to Ashwin and his amazing 101 variations with the ball but also the constant decision-making from the Indian skipper. What was more effective was how he brought on Ishant Sharma just after that, knowing there were two right-handed batsmen at the crease. With Ishant’s ability to get the ball tail in back to the right-hander, his over against Pope and Root was a testament to his proactiveness, with three fielders on the leg-side, guarding the uppish drive, which was one of the percentage shot for the batsmen with the ball tailing. Later on, his change to bring Axar Patel back into the attack accounted for Ollie Pope. Incidentally, with this win, he also tied MS Dhoni's record at the top of the proceedings, with wins at home. Axar Patel has India covered but the litmus test is yet to comeWhen Axar Patel was unavailable for the first Test, with an injury, India had to change their entire game plan around - with the selection of Shahbaz Nadeem and Washington Sundar, to fill the gap left by the all-rounder. However, his return saw an aggressive India take the field, with Kuldeep coming back into the setup, with the left-arm all-rounder. He was at his best, with his ball often putting the English batsmen in a mind-block. They couldn’t quite fathom what he was doing, whether he was spinning the ball away from them or bringing it back in or just keeping it straight. If India have always marvelled at Ravindra Jadeja for his ability to puzzle the batsmen and entertain the fans, Axar Patel was living up to the expectations, that doesn’t mean he should be compared to Jadeja. His effectiveness in the second innings, well reflected by his statistics on the domestic scene - an average of 23.6. Earlier on the second day of the Test as well, Axar drew a 26% false shot from the English batsmen. In all, the way he is operating, India wouldn’t fret over their decision to have him in the Test setup, with his bowling performance, where he picked up a fifer. But invariably, his biggest Test - the litmus one - is around the corner, in conditions where there isn’t as much turn for the spinners. Come to the Ahmedabad Test, it would be one of Axar’s toughest tests but would he come out of it rather successfully? And the fact that he hasn’t yet stepped up with the bat, would come haunting for him on pitches that don’t favour spin-bowlers.Follow us on Facebook hereStay connected with us on Twitter hereLike and share our Instagram page here .
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IND vs ENG | Pitch is turning but only when you hit the right areas, insists Axar Patel
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Axar Patel, who's making his Test debut at the Chepauk, reckons that it's a turning pitch but you have to nail the right areas to get the most out of it. He also added that the team's confidence was greatly boosted by the partnership between Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin.  The venue of the first and second Test might be the same but not the nature of the deck as the pitch has been turning in the ongoing Test as opposed to the series opener, played on a relatively flat wicket. Despite the assistance from the wicket, there has been a lot of difference between the way both the team's spinners have bowled. While Indian spinners have able to gain maximum out of a helpful track, the same hasn't been the case with England duo of Moeen Ali and Jack Leach. Especially, Moeen has bowled quite a few full tosses pretty much like Dom Bess and at times both have lacked the penetration as shown by the Indian spinners. Axar Patel, who took two wickets today for India, also suggested the same and stated that one has to bowl in the right areas to reap rewards. “Like the way the wicket is behaving, it’s turning. But it only turns when you bowl the right length, the right pace. If you are a little slow, it doesn’t turn a lot. So if you hit the right pace and line, it becomes tough for them to bat. It becomes important for the bowlers to bowl the right pace,” Axar told reporters in a virtual presser at the end of day three. There have been a lot of talks around the nature of the wicket but the left-arm spinner asserted that players need to adapt just like Indians do on seaming wickets. “Actually if you look at my last dismissal (Root) one, it was down to the umpire, so I can’t say a lot on that. But here on this wicket, I think we played really well, so when we are able to score runs, they shouldn’t have issues. I think they (England) should change the mindset about the wicket because we also play on seaming wickets.”Notably, if not for injury, the Gujarat spinner would have played the first Test too, and he reckons it was frustrating for him to miss out earlier. Once the No.1 ODI bowler in the world, he also said that the wicket has suited his strength as he tries to bowl accurately. “I was about to play in the first Test, it was frustrating for me but I never got irritated by it. I just took some time and worked on my fitness, my physio told me that it was a niggle and it would become alright for the second Test. It was frustrating but if you look at it positively, I could give my 100% here. I have played with Ash a lot, his mindset and his bowling to both left and right-handed batsman. He talks a lot about mindset and how I could trouble the batsman with my bowling.”“The way I bowl, accuracy is my strength, it has worked well for me. It’s just that you have to be accurate, focused and keep bowling the same line and length. The wicket will take care of itself, you just have to keep bowling to your strength,” Axar said.Indian batting got off to shaky start and were at one position, 106 for 6 today but then Kohli and Ashwin combined in a big partnership with the former getting a fifty and the latter making an emphatic century that helped India to 286 runs. Axar remarked that the team's confidence was boosted by the Kohli-Ash partnership and also how the team doesn't pay much attention to the outside noise. “I think our team’s confidence was boosted by Ashwin’s knock. We had a lot of soft dismissals, the way Pujara got out. We were a bit nervous but the way Ashwin and Virat played, we had immense confidence and when there are runs on board, you tend to be more confident of your chances.”Follow us on Facebook hereStay connected with us on Twitter hereLike and share our Instagram page here .
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IND vs ENG | Knew that I could get Joe Root’s wicket with my bowling pace, reveals Axar Patel 
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Debutante Axar Patel impressed one and all when he got rid of Joe Root as his first Test scalp and revealed that the speed at which he bowls, he knew he could get him out. He also expressed his happiness at playing for India and stated that it's an incomparable feeling for him.One of the biggest concerns for India going into the second Test was how they were going to get the English skipper Joe Root out. The English no.4 was putting up one sweeping masterclass after another and had got two double-hundreds and one 186 in the last three Tests he had played. But Axar Patel, who was playing his first Test only, took only a few deliveries and got rid of the English skipper on six which was a massive moment in the context of England's first innings. As a result, the Three Lions could never recover and were bundled out on 134 conceding a massive lead to India, who had made 329.  For Axar Patel, he always knew that he can get the big fish given the faster pace at which he bowls in comparison to his peers. And that was the case as well, revealed the left-arm orthodox spinner. “When I was watching the first Test, I noticed that Joe Root plays a lot of sweep and reverse sweep shots, and I thought that with the speed that I bowl at, I had the opportunity to get him out, and I wanted my first wicket to be his dismissal," Axar told Pujara in a conversation, reported HT. “I thought that if he tries to sweep my delivery, he may get out LBW. When he went for the sweep shot and made the mistake, to get an in-form batsman who has recently hit multiple centuries and double centuries. You can see it in the video how happy I was to get the wicket,” Axar said.Axar became the latest debutante for India which has been quite prevalent this year with many players making their respective debuts for the country in 2021 be it Washington Sundar, T Natarajan, or now Axar Patel. He expressed his happiness at playing for India and said nothing compares to the great feeling.  “No words can describe the feeling of playing Test cricket for India. It feels really good.”Follow us on Facebook hereStay connected with us on Twitter hereLike and share our Instagram page here .
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IND vs ENG | Fit-again Axar Patel added to Indian squad; Nadeem and Rahul Chahar withdrawn
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All-rounder Axar Patel, on Thursday, edged closer to making his Test debut for India as the selectors added the left-armer to the squad after he successfully passed a fitness test. With the addition of Axar to the main squad, the duo of Rahul Chahar and Shahbaz Nadeem have been withdrawn. Axar Patel is all set to make his Test debut in the second Test versus England, starting Saturday, as the BCCI confirmed the addition of the 27-year-old to the main squad after he passed a fitness test. Patel, who was picked in the squad for the first two Tests to cover up for Jadeja, picked up an injury on the morning of the first Test, due to which he was subsequently replaced in the squad by the duo of Rahul Chahar and Shahbaz Nadeem. However, with him now having recovered, both Chahar and Nadeem have been relegated to the ‘standbys’. “Axar Patel has recovered completely and is now available for selection for the 2nd Paytm Test in Chennai against England to be played from Saturday, 13th February. The all-rounder had complained of pain in his left knee and was ruled out of the first Test,” read a BCCI release on Thursday. “The All-India Senior Selection Committee have now withdrawn Shahbaz Nadeem and Rahul Chahar from the main squad and added the duo back to the group of standby players.”The addition of Axar, coupled with the removal of both Chahar and Nadeem, almost makes it certain that the 27-year-old all-rounder will make his debut tomorrow. Who India will pick as the third spinner in the XI, however, remains to be seen. Follow us on Facebook hereStay connected with us on Twitter hereLike and share our Instagram page here .
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IND vs ENG | Don’t see any reason why Washington Sundar should be replaced, asserts Deep Dasgputa  
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Indian all-rounder Washington Sundar has come under scanner after a poor first Test with the ball but former Indian cricketer Deep Dasgputa has thrown his weight behind the youngster. He, however, also added that both Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav are quality options for the second Test.Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem and all-rounder Washington Sundar have been criticized for their role with the ball in first Test after a lackluster performance. Not since Kevin Pietersen's epic 186 in Mumbai in 2012 has there been many instances when Indian spinners have been hammered as brutally as the Chennai Test. Barring R Ashwin, who fought back well in the second innings and ended with nine wickets in the game, the other two spinners were taken for a ride, which completely worked against India.Shahbaz Nadeem conceded 233 runs for his four wickets in the first Test and gave runs at 3.80 per over in first innings and 4.40 in the second innings respectively. On the other hand, Washington Sundar, fresh from his heroics at Gabba, was also exposed, as he went wicketless in the game and was dealt with as ease as if a part-timer that too at his own home ground. However, Washington had a great outing with the bat in the first innings as he scored a brilliant half-century and would have even got to his century had he gotten more support from the other end. Former Indian wicketkeeper Deep Dasgupta has batted for the all-rounder, stating that he doesn't see any reason to drop the 21-year-old.“Honestly with how Shahbaz bowled in the last Test match I think there will be replacement. Washington Sundar was played more as a batsman who can bowl somebody who can bat at number 7 and he did a wonderful job, especially in the first innings, the way he batted. So I don't see any reason why Washington should be replaced unless it's a strategic call,” Dasgupta said on Sports Today, reported HT.As per reports, Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav are likely to come in place of Washington Sundar and Shahbaz Nadeem respectively. The cricket pundit, however, feels both are quality options but reckons only one of the two might play."I do see a replacement but the question is who. I think both Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel are quality choices. Axar would have been your first choice even in the first Test match but unfortunately, he was injured. Axar could be a very, very good choice and so will Kuldeep but I think Axar because left-arm orthodox spinner brings in more control, that's the reason why he might be preferred and it's a straight swap, Axar coming in for Nadeem (both are left-arm spinners). I don't see both of them playing together and I guess Axar will be a choice," Dasgupta said.Follow us on Facebook hereStay connected with us on Twitter hereLike and share our Instagram page here .
คาสิโน ออนไลน์ ฟรีเครดิต โปรโมชั่น คาสิโน คาสิโน 168 คาสิโน168 คาสิโน ออนไลน์ 888
Reports | Ravindra Jadeja ruled out of England Test series; not to join Indian team in Ahmedabad
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Ravindra Jadeja, who suffered a finger injury during the third Test against Australia in Sydney, has been reportedly ruled out of the remainder of the Test series and will not join the Ahmedabad bubble as originally planned. He was sent to the NCA in Bengaluru for 'further management of his injury'.Over the last few years, Ravindra Jadeja has grown in stature to become one of the most important members of the Indian Test side, especially in home conditions. However, he was ruled out of the first two Tests in Chennai after dislocating his thumb during the Sydney Test against Australia. He was subsequently ruled out of the Brisbane Test was sent to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru for 'further management of his injury'.However, Cricbuzz now reported that his injury hasn't recovered enough for him to take any part in the third and fourth Test and he is all set to set out for those two games as well. Jadeja was supposed to reach Ahmedabad early for the mandatory quarantine to be ready to join the full squad but now, in all probability, that is shelved. An official confirmation is awaited.In Jadeja's absence, India decided to go with Washington Sundar as the batting all-rounder as Axar Patel suffered a knee injury in the last moment. With Ashwin and Shahbaz Nadeem bowling in tandem with Sundar, the side had not a lot to offer in terms of variations. Kohli conceded that India will think of the combinations ahead for the second Test."There are no regrets whatsoever on that decision. Moving forward, we will think of the combinations which bring us variety as a bowling attack, and not one dimensional, turning away from the bat." the India captain said in reply to a query on Kuldeep.Interestingly, there are reports that Axar Patel has been recovered fully and joined the nets. He is one of the players, who could get the nod ahead to make his Test debut in Chennai.Follow us on Facebook hereStay connected with us on Twitter hereLike and share our Instagram page here .
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การทดสอบครั้งที่ 2 ของ Ind vs Eng: Axar Patel กลับมาในตาข่าย; จะออกจาก Shabaz Nadeem เพื่อทดสอบเจนไน?
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การทดสอบครั้งที่ 2 ของอินเดียและอังกฤษ: อินเดียเล่น XI ในรอบที่สองที่กำลังจะมาถึงที่เจนไนจะมีการเปลี่ยนแปลงอย่างน้อยหนึ่งครั้งในชาห์บาซนาเดมแบ็กซ้ายของจาร์กแฮนด์ที่จะถูกน็อคหลังจากผิดหวังในพิธีเปิดระบบกับอังกฤษ เทียบกับ Eng Series Live Streaming บน Disney + Hotstar ใน 5 ภาษากำลังดึงดูดแฟน ๆ จำนวนมากแม้ว่าผู้สืบทอดของ Nadeem จะได้รับการตัดสินในวันศุกร์ แต่ก็สามารถคาดหวังได้ว่า Axar Patel จะเข้ามาแทนที่ การทดสอบครั้งแรกของอินเดียซึ่งสิ้นสุดลงเมื่อวันอังคารกล่าวว่า "Axar มีอาการเข่าเสื่อมเล็กน้อยและเริ่มทำการประมง บอลสเต็ปคาดว่าจะเริ่มในอีกไม่กี่วันข้างหน้า “ เขาเลือกที่จะเข้ารับการทดสอบมาโดยตลอด แต่จะขึ้นอยู่กับกัปตันวิรัชโคห์ลีหัวหน้าโค้ชราวีชาสตรีและนักฟุตบอลภาร ธ อรุณ” ประธานเจ้าหน้าที่บริหาร BCCI วิรัชโคห์ลีกล่าวกับพีทีไอเขาไม่ได้ซ่อนความผิดหวังเมื่อเขามาร่วมงานของ ณ เดม การประลองเมื่อเขาบอกว่า Nadeem และ Sundar ไม่สามารถระงับแรงกดดันของ Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma และ Ravichandran ได้สร้าง Nadeem มีทั้งสี่ wickets และส่ง 233 วิ่งใน 59 ข้ามสองทางและอัตราเศรษฐกิจใกล้เคียงกับ 4 ต่อการวิ่ง แต่ถ้านั่นยังไม่เพียงพอในฐานะนักวิ่งที่ช้าลูกบอลทั้งหมดเก้าลูกและระดับเกมจะถือว่าเป็นอาชญากร Nadeem เองยอมรับว่าเขามีปัญหาและเวลาในการกระโดดสูง แต่ก็ต้องการให้ Wastonton ใช้ 26 ต่อ 98 เพื่อวิ่งเข้า ที่หนึ่งและได้ที่หนึ่งในที่สอง แต่วอชิงตันซึ่งสนใจค้างคาวในช่วงแรกสามารถรักษาตำแหน่งของเขาในการเล่น XI ได้ ข่าวดีสำหรับชาวอินเดียคือ Ravichandran Ashwin ทำได้ดีและแม้ว่าเขาจะได้รับการสนับสนุนจากการเตะลูกเล็ก ๆ ของ Jofra Archer ในช่วงครึ่งหลังของอินเดียและต้องการความสนใจจาก Physio Nitin Patel ซึ่งเป็นนักฟุตบอลที่ดีที่สุดของอินเดียในเจนไน ไม่ต้องการเข้าร่วมการสอบใด ๆ ซึ่งจะเป็นประโยชน์สำหรับ Kohli เพราะเขาคาดหวังว่าเพื่อนของเขาจะอยู่ระหว่างการทดสอบในวันเสาร์หน้า อินเดียและอังกฤษ: New Chepauk Strip อาจเสนอรูปแบบต่างๆตั้งแต่วันที่ 1 เมื่อท่าเรือที่ดีที่สุดแห่งหนึ่งที่นำเสนอในระหว่างการทดสอบครั้งแรกในเจนไนงานจะถูกตัดให้กับ V Ramesh Kumar ภัณฑารักษ์มือใหม่ของ Tamil Nadu Cricket Association และประธาน BCCI และหัวหน้าผู้ก่อตั้ง คณะกรรมการ Taposh Chatterjee เพื่อจัดเตรียมระบบแม้ว่าปัจจุบันจะมีหญ้าอยู่บนทางเท้าแห่งใดแห่งหนึ่ง แต่ก็สามารถใช้สำหรับเกมที่สองได้โดยให้กับพวกเขามันจะน่าสนใจที่จะเห็นไม่เหมือนการทดลองครั้งแรกเมื่อน้ำไหลเข้ามาอย่างมาก การพลิกกลับ แต่ Ramesh และ Chatterjee หยุดเล่นแทร็กในสามวันถัดไป ในแสงแดดอาจมีการพูดถึงการทำลายเวลา โรงเรียนนี้จัดขึ้นเป็นประจำที่ Indian Games เพื่อถามคำถามเกี่ยวกับดนตรีที่เปลี่ยนไปจากวันแรกและที่ใดที่เหมือนกับ Chrischurch ในนิวซีแลนด์ผู้คน 22 คนไม่สามารถหาแถบแคบ ๆ จากภายนอกได้ Ditto for Basin Reserve ในเวลลิงตันที่ลูกบอลม้วนจาก ชั่วโมงแรก.
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Why the Chennai Test has shown that India’s ‘Jaddu-obsession’ is unhealthy
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England won the toss in the first Test of a tour they were expected to lose 4-0 and batted and batted and batted - for 190 overs. And scored 578. Understandably, the Chepauk curator has received plenty of flack, but we look at why the first innings exposed a bigger issue at hand for the hosts.What’s the issue?India’s obsession to field a Ravindra Jadeja clone. Ever since India realized that Ravindra Jadeja’s batting was reliable enough for him to warrant a spot in the Top 7, they’ve deployed a five-bowler strategy. The wicket-keeper, Jadeja and Ashwin - in no particular order - slot in at 6, 7 and 8 respectively, giving the side the flexibility to play three more specialist bowlers pertinent to the conditions. In the absence of Jadeja in the first Test in Chennai, the management looked to replicate the same tactic by installing a Jadeja prototype but, erm, let’s say it did not go down too well. The bowling, ultimately, lacked bite and the hosts ended up conceding 578, with the fourth and the fifth bowlers - Sundar and Nadeem - returning combined figures of 2/265 off 70 overs. The wicket, indisputably, was flat, but the 190 overs demands introspection over India’s tactic. How is the Jaddu-obsession detrimental to the team?Logically, one would think playing five bowlers in comparison to four is bound to yield the side better results with the ball, but that is a bland assumption devoid of key intangibles. What ultimately matters is if the bowlers picked possess the quality to derail the opposition. In the absence of Jadeja, India were keen to blood-in a like-for-like replacement, hence the eagerness to field one of Washington Sundar or Axar Patel. Both Sundar and Axar are finger-spinners capable of batting at #7, and both offer the three-dimensionality that Jadeja brings to the table. But while it is true that they bring the same package as Jadeja, there is daylight in the quality of the primary skill (bowling, in this case) between Sundar/Axar and Jadeja. The Saurashtra all-rounder is often celebrated for his three-dimensionality, but people tend to conveniently forget that he is, behind Ashwin, the second-best spinner across the past decade. Completely keeping his batting aside, Jadeja averages 24.32 with the ball, and this number comes down to a ridiculous 21.06 in 33 Test matches at home. Just to put into perspective how good these numbers are, Ashwin, the greatest off-spinner since Muralitharan, averages two more (23.14) at home. By selecting a ‘Jadeja prototype’ India are fitting someone in the side who does the same things, albeit much worse, but are simply not doing what they should be doing: picking a spinner who offers the same threat with the ball. Sundar’s outing in the first innings is a classic case in point - he filled the Jadeja-shaped void in the side in terms of the package, yet ultimately failed at his primary job, which is to threaten with the ball. He is by no means to blame for it, for he’s far away from being a Test-level spinner, but him being picked to serve as a third spinner means that he needs to provide a cutting edge with the ball; and not just serve ‘handy’ owing to his package. This would also have held true to Axar had he been picked. Axar, too, is light-years away from being amongst the Top 5 spinners in the country and was, as revealed by Kohli himself, only considered because of India’s Jaddu obsession. This is not to deviate from the fact that India ultimately found themselves in the position they did because of the lacklustre display of the designated second spinner, Shahbaz Nadeem. Yet these kinds of situations are precisely why you pick a fifth bowler (in this case, a third spinner) - to make up even if one of the premier bowlers have an off-game. Nadeem had a performance to forget, yes, but it was exacerbated by the fact that Sundar was incapable of filling-in and masking it, ultimately defeating the purpose of having a fifth bowler. “This is just the three-spinners scenario; a Jadeja-prototype can still play if India field three pacers.”Unless the team plays in a SENA-like wicket which is a paradise for pacers, this statement won’t hold true. India, particularly of late, have been drifting towards accommodating three seamers at home but this does not change the fact that the key to success lies in the hands of the spinners. From January 1, 2015 to up until the start of the ongoing Test, Indian spinners had taken almost twice as many wickets (330) as the pacers (166) in home games. This emphasizes the importance of the role the second spinner has to play, even in a three-man pace attack.  A Jadeja-prototype might be a flexible option but that player will not be of great use to the side unless he is as good as Jadeja himself with the ball. Does it mean India should just pick their five best bowlers? This can, of course, always be experimented with, but it will leave the side with a worryingly long tail. For instance, as soon as Axar injured himself, India could have gone ahead with Kuldeep, Nadeem and Ashwin as their three spinners but that would have left them with no half-decent batsman after Pant. Ashwin had a wild day out in Sydney but in his last 17 Tests at home, he averages 11.93 with the bat with no fifty-plus scores. Hence they had to make a compromise, and it came in the form of them leaving out Kuldeep (you could argue the Nadeem selection also had some Jaddu-obsession attached to it, for he is also a left-armer). So, what is the solution?Simple: in the absence of Jadeja, India either need to revert back to a four-bowler + 1 batting all-rounder strategy or ensure that, barring Ashwin, the second spinner they pick is the best spinner at their disposal, treating the No.7 slot as an all-rounder. In Chennai, Kuldeep, despite being a bigger threat than Nadeem, was overlooked because he turned the ball the same way as both Ashwin and the Jaddu prototype Sundar; as it turned out, Sundar and Nadeem’s lack of dexterity made the decision look ridiculous. Cracks can be papered over on turning tracks but, as was the case in the first two days of Chennai, on flat wickets it will be skill - and not the package - which will help punch holes in the heart of the opposition. Particularly with India completely reverting to preparing ‘we-will-outbat-you’ kind of flat wickets, it would become increasingly difficult for the side to bowl quality oppositions out at home with just one world-class spinner.  A four-bowler + 1 batting all-rounder (who here replaces the Jaddu prototype) strategy is less-ideal but it would, nevertheless, solve any kind of concern with regards to a long tail and enable the skipper to field the second spinner simply based on merit, not worrying about the individual’s other credentials. With Pandya unfit to bowl and with Vihari nursing an injury, though, this option, one imagines, would not be feasible for the side in the last three Tests. Why the Jaddu-obsession is unhealthy in the long run For more than one reason, India’s obsession with finding the perfect like-for-like replacement for Jadeja is unhealthy. One, as previously discussed, is the compromise in the drop in quality of bowling but secondly, and most importantly, the long-term ramifications it could have on the kind of expectations the management have from spinners. The selections of Sundar and Axar now, and Jayant Yadav previously, are clear indications of the management’s affinity for slower bowlers who can contribute with the bat (largely because most of the seamers can’t hold the willow). “Bowling combination we’ll try to give us as many options as possible, along with guys having the ability to contribute with the bat. That’s been the pattern for success for us in home conditions over the last few years and that continues to be the case this time around as well. The combination we’ve played in the past where guys can bowl and bat is something that will be at the forefront of our plans,” Kohli had said a day before the commencement of the first Test.Grooming all-rounders is healthy but to discard spinners ‘only’ because they cannot contribute with the bat is preposterous.India, currently, have as many as two back-ups for Jadeja, but are at a point where they have little clue as to who their best spinner apart from Ashwin and Jadeja is. Kuldeep was supposed to be the answer but his progress has stalled, and this has a lot to do with the fact that he continues to be overlooked simply because he does not tick other boxes unrelated to his bowling. If India are to not find themselves in a dire situation post the Jaddu-Ash era, they need to start investing in their best spinners. And by investing, it means not only identifying who those players are, but giving them the opportunity to develop and learn their trade while the big fishes are still around, and not just throwing them in the deep end when the time arrives. As things stand, they are not doing it, and it could have long term consequences.Follow us on Facebook hereStay connected with us on Twitter hereLike and share our Instagram page here .
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IND vs ENG | Axar Patel ruled out of the first Test; Shahbaz Nadeem and Rahul Chahar added to the squad
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Just before the toss on the morning of the First Test, BCCI has confirmed via a press release that Axar Patel would not be available for selection and is ruled out of the first Test, owing to pain in his left knee. The BCCI also confirmed that Shahbaz Nadeem and Rahul Chahar have been added.With the first two Tests in Chennai, it was widely speculated that Axar Patel could well earn his Test cap, with a debut in spin-favouring conditions. However, on the morning of the first Test, the all-rounder has complained of pain in his left knee, which unfortunately has ruled him out of contention. Owing to the bio-bubble restrictions, BCCI have added Shahbaz Nadeem and Rahul Chahar, who were with the team into the squad as cover. "Axar Patel has been ruled out of the first Paytm Test against England. The all-rounder complained of pain in his left knee during Team India’s optional training session on Thursday. He is being monitored by the BCCI Medical Team and while his detailed reports are awaited, he will not be available for selection for the opening match," read BCCI's press release."The All-India Senior Selection Committee has added spinners Shahbaz Nadeem and Rahul Chahar to India’s squad. Both Nadeem and Chahar have been training with Team India as part of the standby group of players."Follow us on Facebook hereStay connected with us on Twitter hereLike and share our Instagram page here .
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IND vs ENG | Impeccable camaraderie responsible for seamless transition between myself and Jinx, reveals Virat Kohli
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Virat Kohli singled out impeccable trust and camaraderie that exists between himself and Ajinkya Rahane as the reason behind the seamless transition in leadership and added that they both share the same goal - to make the country win. Rahane, in Kohli’s absence, led India to victory in Australia.Every soul who followed the sport feared the worst for India after Virat Kohli returned home post the Adelaide debacle, but stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane ended up orchestrating a series win for the ages. That was only rendered possible due to the seamless transition in leadership between Rahane and Kohli, and ahead of the England series, with the incumbent skipper back, the duo will go back to their previous roles once again. Kohli, after the birth of his first child, will take over leadership duties and Rahane, by his own admission, will ‘take a back seat’ and go back to being the vice-captain. It is not often that two leaders with contrasting styles and personalities function together in harmony without a clash of egos, producing the same kind of success for the side, but Kohli and Rahane have managed to do so. Speaking on the eve of the Chennai Test, the Indian skipper, who will be re-assuming captaincy duties on Friday, put this success down to the camaraderie and trust that exists between himself and ‘Jinx’.“Things are very different on the outside as compared to what happens inside the changerooms. The fact that Jinx mentioned what he mentioned is because, not just between me and him but between the whole team the camaraderie and the relationship are based on trust and very well knowing that all of us are working together towards one goal - which is to make India win,” Kohli said in a virtual press conference on Thursday.“I would like to mention that he fulfilled his responsibility in Australia with flying colours. It was amazing to see how he led the team towards victory. Between me and Jinx we’ve always enjoyed batting with each other. The mutual respect and bonding has always been evident. More than on the cricket field, we stay in touch off the field as well. It’s based on trust.”Rahane has now been the vice-captain of the side for close to half a decade, and Kohli revealed that the Mumbaikar is not afraid to put forth his tactics and opinions and barge in with his viewpoint. The 32-year-old claimed that the relationship between himself and Rahane is the cornerstone of India’s success in the longest format.“On the field he’s always been someone who has had the capability and the space and the capacity to come and give his inputs at different stages of the game. And we do have discussions on the field as to where the game is headed. I do discuss a lot with him on the field to get more clarity and get a different perspective. That’s how we’ve worked together. That is a massive, massive reason for the team’s success in the longest format.”Kohli will lead team India in Test cricket yet again on Friday, and one player he could potentially get to captain is Axar Patel. In the absence of Ravindra Jadeja, the left-armer, interestingly, was named in the squad for the first two Tests ahead of veteran Shahbaz Nadeem, who played as the third spinner in the Ranchi Test against South Africa two years ago. Kohli revealed that the management preferred Axar over Nadeem as they wanted someone in the side who provides the same package as the injured Jadeja.“The reason (for picking Axar ahead of Nadeem) was to have someone similar to Jadeja as to what they provide to the team. Axar brings this in all three departments of the game. As I mentioned before, that falls directly into our plans. The last time when Nadeem played, Jadeja was playing as well - that makes a difference. Axar was preferred because he brings in the same kind of discipline on the field.”Whether Axar will make his debut tomorrow remains to be seen, but two cricketers who will continue to feature in the side, Kohli confirmed, are Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma. Gill and Rohit were paired together in the last two Tests in Australia, and the duo struck instant chemistry, stringing together fifty-run partnerships twice in the four times they batted together. The Indian skipper confirmed that the duo will open in all four Tests, and hoped for the explosive pair to get the team off to good starts.“We are looking forward to Rohit and Shubman playing all Tests and give us good starts like they did in Australia. It was one of the reasons for us being in very stong positions in the Tests we won. In Test cricket, getting starts is a very important factor and Rohit and Shubman both provided us with that. We are looking forward to more of that from them in this series to put us in strong positions.”With Australia calling off their tour to South Africa, at stake for India in the England series is a place in the World Test Championship Final. A series victory by any margin would send India through to the WTC Final, but Kohli insisted that the team are not thinking about that prospect. The Indian skipper, instead, emphasized the importance of ‘taking it one session at a time’ and added that results will take care of itself if the team focuses on the process.“In the Australia series we didn’t speak about winning because of the World Test Championship. It is a byproduct of the team doing well anyway. For us it remains a game of cricket - one session and one day at a time. That’s how success is achieved in the longest format of the game. Maybe we did discuss that in the New Zealand series, and that did add a bit of pressure to do things precisely. “We ended up being under pressure a little bit. But from Australia onwards we were focused on the process, preparing well, going out there and just understanding the situation and making sure we play according to the situation. No point thinking about something that is still months away. It is important to stay in the present and take, as I said, one session at a time.”Follow us on Facebook hereStay connected with us on Twitter hereLike and share our Instagram page here .
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