Veteran Indian pacer Mohammed Shami has stated that the ball did not do a lot on the first day of the Trent Bridge Test. He asserted that India bowled in the right areas, which is why they were rewarded with wickets. Having lost the toss, India bowled England out for 183 on Day 1 of the first Test. Jasprit Bumrah starred with four wickets while Shami claimed three. Shardul Thakur, who was a surprise selection also chipped in with a couple, including the big one of Joe Root.
Team India captain Virat Kohli has stated that winning in England will mean nothing more than winning any other Test match or series for him. According to him, even if India wins in England, it will not be a milestone in his career because, for him, the culture is more important than results.
India captain Virat Kohli has asked critics of No. 3 batsman Cheteshwar Pujara to leave him alone. According to Kohli, Pujara has experience and the calibre to figure out the drawbacks in his game. While Pujara has played some stellar knocks for India in the past, he has struggled for runs over the last few series’ as a result of which his ultra-defensive approach has been questioned. As per some critics, Pujara’s slow batting is putting additional pressure on the rest of the batting line-up.
The 2019-2021 ICC World Test Championship was the inaugural edition for crowing the best Test side of the world. It began on 1 August 2019 with the first Test of the 2019 Ashes series and finished with the Final at Rose Bowl, Southampton played between India and New Zealand.
The recent series against Sri Lanka for the so called “second string Indian team” was meant to be an audition for the few spots that are still up for grabs in the lead up to the marquee T20 event scheduled later this year. The series, which consisted of three ODIs and as many T20Is, could be actually be divided into 2 phases - with one being the three one dayers and the first T20, where every Indian player from the touring party was available for selection, and the second being the post Krunal Pandya testing positive phase, where the number of available Indian batsmen was comparable to the number of spinners that Sri Lanka were fielding in their eleven.