Thursday, April 18, 2024

India vs England – Patidar added to Check squad as Virat Kohli’s alternative


With Kohli unavailable, India had no reserve specialist batters within the Check squad, aside from KS Bharat and Dhruv Jurel, one in every of whom the top coach Rahul Dravid confirmed would play because the specialist wicketkeeper.

Patidar is coming off 151 off 158 balls within the first four-day match towards an England Lions assault that included three internationals. The 30-year-old has formidable numbers: 4000 runs in first-class cricket at a mean of 45.97, with 12 lots of. Patidar had made his ODI debut towards South Africa in December.

The primary Check of the five-match sequence between India and England begins in Hyderabad on January 25.

Devdutt Padikkal, the Karnataka batter, in the meantime has been added to the India A squad as a alternative for B Sai Sudharsan, who’s out with again spasms. Rinku Singh has additionally been added to the India A squad for the second four-day match towards England Lions, to be performed in Ahmedabad from January 24, after earlier solely being named within the squad for the third – and ultimate – sport of the sequence.

India’s squad for first two Assessments towards England

Rohit Sharma (capt), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, KS Bharat (wk), Dhruv Jurel (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah (vc), Avesh Khan, Rajat Patidar

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