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Rahul Dravid names the spin combination of Team India for England Tests

May 11, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

Ravindra Jadeja returned to the test team of India after 4 months. He had sustained an injury on his thumb during the second match in December against Australia. He made a notable return in the Indian Premier League (IPL). His performance propelled his team, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), to the highest place in the league table before the tournament was suspended.

In Jadeja’s absence, R Ashwin has continued to steer Team India’s bowling attack. He has been the highest wicket getter in Tests for the Indian Team. Together with it, he has also started contributing with the bat more frequently. Recently, against England, Ashwin scored a century and with a dogged knock, also saved the Test match in Sydney

Can Ashwin and Jadeja be India’s first-choice spinners for the England test?

Rahul Dravid said that both the spinners, one who is already in great form and Jadeja who is returning after an injury, might be the primary choice for Team India against England during the Test Series. India has had success in matches with that kind of lineup. If we take under consideration Ashwin and Jadeja’s batting performance, it will give them the most effective all-round balance. The Indian team didn’t have anyone for the seam balling all-rounder slots. If the summer is nice and it gets dry, the pitches in England turn also then India has the choice of playing two really good spinners.

If India is in a position to win a pair of good tosses, with two good spinners on our side, Team India can put up a decent performance. Dravid drew from his experience of playing in England and commented further. India needs to prepare for good wickets. He said that if the sun comes out and the wickets are not watered for five or so days, then on days four and five it can turn. That is a good wicket in England.

The Indian team will play five Tests against England, starting August 4. Before that, on the 18th of June, India will play against New Zealand in the World Test Championship (WTC) final.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth