India VS County XI: Ravindra Jadeja hits consecutive 50s, will be included in playing XI for 1st test vs England – Team India’s premier all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who suffered a thumb injury in the India tour of Australia and missed out on India vs England Test series earlier this year, has returned to form with consecutive fifties in the practice match against Select County XI on Thursday. Jadeja scored 75 runs in the first innings while 51 in the second innings. With these knock, he is likely to appear in ENG vs IND first Test starting on August 4 at Southampton. (ENG vs IND)
India VS County XI: Jadeja came out to bat at number 6 in the first innings of the practice match, where he went on to score 75 runs in 146 balls with the help of five fours and a six. While in the second innings he scored 51 runs in just 77 balls. He hit four boundaries and one six in his innings.
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India VS County XI: With his return to form it is most likely that Virat Kohli will pick him above R Ashwin in the first Test against England. The condition at Southampton favours pacers so India can go with four pacers and a spinner. Jadeja’s batting form in the practice match might just push Ashwin away and get selected in playing XI.
India Tour of England – India’s squad: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul (subject to fitness clearance), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper; subject to fitness clearance)
Standby players: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Arzan Nagwaswalla
|India’s tour of England Schedule 2021-22|
|A||18th – 22nd June||WTC Final vs NZ||Southampton|
|1||4th – 8th August||1st Test vs England||Nottingham|
|2||12th – 16th August||2nd Test vs England||London (Lord’s)|
|3||25th – 29th August||3rd Test vs England||Leeds|
|4||2nd – 6th September||4th Test vs England||London (Oval)|
|5||10th – 14th September||5th Test vs England||Manchester|
India Tour of England – Live Broadcast & Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network will Live broadcast the India Tour of England in the Indian Sub-Continent while SonyLIV will live stream the series.