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4 Indian cricketers for whom it might be the last tour of England

June 4, 2021

Written By,

Payel Gosh

India will be eager to win the upcoming 6-match Test series against England in August. India last won a Test series against England away from home back in 2007. While India has managed to dominate in home conditions, they have failed to win a Test series against England away from home since 2007. The upcoming England tour could also be the final one for a handful of Indian cricketers. That said, here are 5 Indian players who could play their final Test series against England away from home:

Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara has been a vital cog of the Indian national Test side for the past 3 years. In 85 matches in his Test career, Pujara amassed a total of 6244 runs for India. However, Pujara is already 33 years old now. He is nowhere near his best form and is on the cusp of retiring from cricket. This could be Pujara’s final Test series against England away from home.

Ajinkya Rahane

Rahane is also another vital player in the Indian national Test side. In 73 matches in his Test career, Rahane racked up an impressive 4583 runs for India. However, age is not in the favour of Ajinkya Rahane. The 33-year-old is way past his peak and could announce his retirement from cricket anytime soon. The upcoming tour of England could be Rahane’s final Test series against England away from home.

R Ashwin

R Ashwin is arguably one of the greatest Indian spin bowlers in the Test format. In 78 matches in his Test career, Ashwin scalped a remarkable 409 wickets in total. However, the 34-year-old is clearly past his prime. It is only a matter of time when Ashwin announces his retirement from all 3 formats of the game. The upcoming tour of England could be Ashwin’s final Test series against England away from home.

Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma is the most experienced player in the current Indian national Test team. The 32-year-old is the only player in the current Indian Test side with more than 100 appearances for India. However, Sharma is also much older in comparison to his bowling counterparts. Hence, there is a chance that Ishant Sharma could be playing his final Test series against England away from home.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh