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IND VS ENG: Who will replace Jasprit Bumrah? Will Stokes bowl? Net session at Ranchi provides answers

A bright smile flashed on Bengal pacer Akash Deep’s face when a member of the support staff flung a new ball towards him. He immediately measured his run-up and stood tossing the ball restlessly in his palms for his turn to come. And when it came, he bristled in and worked up a steady pace that once hustled Yashasvi Jaiswal and kept Rohit Sharma wary. He consistently hit the hard lengths and generated more bounce and pace than his Bengal teammate Mukesh Kumar, a dimension that would be factored in when choosing one among the two to partner Mohammed Siraj in the absence of the rested Jasprit Bumrah. If Wednesday’s nets session was an audition, Akash Deep would be the runaway winner. But India would weigh other options too. Like playing a fourth spinner, should the pitch facilitate spin b...
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‘To predetermine a way in Test cricket…’: AB de Villiers on ‘Bazball’ | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former South Africa cricketer AB de Villiers has entered the conversation surrounding England batter Joe Root's struggles and the team's 'Bazball' approach.Root, known for his classical batting style, has come under scrutiny for his lack of runs in the ongoing five-Test series against India, accumulating only 77 runs in six innings.De Villiers shared his perspective on England's 'Bazball' approach, acknowledging its entertainment value while also expressing caution about its potential drawbacks in the context of Test cricket. He highlighted the importance of adaptability and smart decision-making, particularly when facing challenging situations."I like what Bazball represents, which is aggressive cricket, but I have said this that I want players to confront different situatio...
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The way our pacers have bowled…: Shubman Gill hails India quicks | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian pacers' ability to strike at crucial moments, despite pitches not favoring them, has been a major factor separating the hosts and England in the ongoing Test series, according to top-order batter Shubman Gill. In the three Tests played so far, the four spinners - R Ashwin (11), Ravindra Jadeja (12), Kuldeep Yadav (8), and Axar Patel (5) - have collectively taken 36 wickets, compared to the pacers' tally of 22 in Hyderabad, Vizag and Rajkot.Although the statistics may lean towards the spinners, Gill highlighted that the pacers have adapted well to the conditions and have played a significant role in keeping their team ahead."Wherever we play in India, wickets help spinners a bit. Ash bhai and Jaddu bhai will take wickets anyway, but the way our fast bowlers have bowled,...
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Is Jasprit Bumrah a perfect fit to succeed Rohit Sharma as captain? | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: How effective are bowlers, particularly fast bowlers, when they take the captaincy duties? The example of Australia's skipper Pat Cummins comes to mind in this ongoing debate.Since taking over the reins of the Australia team in Tests and ODIs, Cummins hasn't disappointed as a leader and has been commendable in all departments. Under his captaincy, Australia clinched the ICC World Test Championship title in 2023 by defeating India in the final, followed by a triumph in the ICC ODI World Cup, where they conquered India once again on their home turf.This victory marked Australia's sixth ODI World Cup title.Cummins has led Australia in 41 matches across formats, while also contributing significantly with the ball, bowling 879.5 overs and claiming 121 wickets.These stats showcased...
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KL Rahul Ruled Out Of IND vs ENG 4th Test In Ranchi; Mukesh Kumar Returns

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday (February 20) confirmed star keeper-batter KL Rahul's absence from upcoming IND vs ENG 4th Test in Ranchi. Whether he will be fit to participate in the fifth and final Test match in Dharamsala depends upon his recovery and fitness assessment. The fourth Test match between India and England is scheduled to commence on 23rd February in Ranchi. In consideration of IND vs ENG five-match Test series' long duration and the need for workload management, BCCI opted to rest senior pacer Jasprit Bumrah for upcoming Ranchi Test. Mukesh Kumar, who was released from Indian squad ahead of 3rd Test, has joined the national team in Ranchi. ALSO READ | Bowlers Who Can Replace Jasprit Bumrah In Playing 11 For IND vs ENG 4th Tes...
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IND vs ENG: Jasprit Bumrah released from India’s squad for the fourth Test in Ranchi

India’s pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has been released from the squad for the upcoming fourth Test against England in Ranchi later this week. “Jasprit Bumrah has been released from the squad for the 4th IDFC First Bank Test against England in Ranchi. The decision was taken keeping in mind the duration of the series and amount of cricket he has played in recent times,” read a statement from the BCCI on Tuesday. The Indian Express, as reported earlier, understands that while Bumrah was keen on playing all five Tests, with the IPL, T20 World Cup and other marquee assignments coming up, the team management and selectors advised him to sit out the Ranchi Test as he would be needed in the final game in Dharamsala, where the conditions are more conducive for seamers. Among other updates: KL ...
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KL Rahul ruled out of 4th Test in Ranchi, Jasprit Bumrah rested | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian team will be without the services of injured keeper-batter KL Rahul, yet again, in the upcoming fourth Test against England in Ranchi.Pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has also been released from the squad ahead of the Test, which starts from February 23.While Rahul has not been able to recover from his injury, the decision to rest Bumrah was taken as a part of his workload management.Keeping in mind the duration of the series and amount of cricket he has played in recent times.Rahul's participation in the fifth and final Test match in Dharamsala is also subject to fitness."Jasprit Bumrah has been released from the squad for the 4th IDFC First Bank Test against England in Ranchi. The decision was taken keeping in mind the duration of the series and amount of cricket he...
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How England’s ‘Bazball’ has come unstuck on Indian turning tracks | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: Will England’s ‘Bazball’ dream in India turn into a fiasco? Do they need to review, or even curtail it for now? Going by how Ben Stokes & Co capitulated to an embarrassing 434-run defeat in the third Test in four days here to go down 2-1 in the series, questions are bound to arise. Launched in June 2022 at Lord’s under England’s new team leadership of captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum, the home when England successfully chased down 277 in the fourth innings against New Zealand, their ultra aggressive, go-getting brand of Test cricket has seen England storm their way to 14 Test wins since then. However, the aggressive style of batsmanship, regardless of the situation or wicket, came under fire last week after England’s best batsman Joe Root reverse-scooped Jasprit...
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Bumrah likely to be rested, fit-again Rahul set to be back for Ranchi Test

Jasprit Bumrah. | Photo Credit: K.R. DEEPAK Lead India pacer Jasprit Bumrah is likely to be rested, while batter K.L. Rahul is expected to come back after recovering from a quadriceps injury, in the fourth Test against England beginning February 23 in Ranchi. Bumrah is the leading wicket-taker in the five-match series with 17 scalps and singlehandedly bowled India to victory in the second Test. The hosts lead 2-1 in the five-match rubber. "The team will travel to Ranchi tomorrow and Bumrah is likely to be given rest," said a BCCI source while also informing that Rahul is nearing full fitness and should be a part of the squad in Ranchi. The decision to rest Bumrah doesn't come as a surprise considering he bowled 80.5 overs in the first three Tests. As part of workload management, India...
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IND vs ENG: Who will replace Jasprit Bumrah in India playing XI for Ranchi Test against England?

With a resounding 434-run win over England in the third Test in Rajkot, India head into the next match with a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Having bounced back from a defeat in the first Test in Hyderabad, India have been led by brilliant individual performances with both bat and ball. On the bowling front, Jasprit Bumrah has led the wicket-taking charts with his exemplary display in all three Tests thus far. Bumrah’s exhaustive work is likely to call for a break in the upcoming Test in Ranchi, in line with the workload management program. In the second Test in Visakhapatnam, India had rested seamer Mohammed Siraj after his long and continuous run across formats. READ: Railways record highest successful chase in Ranji Trophy history The 30-year-old Bumrah turned the Vizag Test in...
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Ben Stokes questions DRS and umpires call again after Zak Crawley’s dismissal | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: For the second Test in a row, England captain Ben Stokes has questioned the DRS for giving Zak Crawley out lbw to Jasprit Bumrah for 11. The England opener reviewed umpire Kumar Dharamsena's decision, but the verdict still went against Crawley due to the umpire's call being with India. Post match Stokes and England coach Brendon McCullum were seen having a chat with match referee Jeff Crowe.When quizzed about it, Stokes revealed, "We just wanted some clarity around Zak's DRS when the images came back. The ball is quite clearly missing the stump on the replay. So, when it gets given (as) the umpire's call and the ball's not actually hitting the stumps, we were a bit bemused. So we just wanted some clarity from the Hawkeye guys. It came back saying the numbers, or whatever it is t...
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Jasprit Bumrah set to be rested for fourth Test against England: Report | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah is set to be rested for the upcoming fourth Test in Ranchi, which commences from February 23, a Cricbuzz report stated.The decision to rest Bumrah is part of workload management of the Indian team. The Indian team is expected to leave Rajkot for Ranchi on Tuesday and Bumrah is unlikely travel with the side for the fourth Test. Bumrah's participation in the fifth and final Test in Dharamsala will depend on the the outcome of the Ranchi Test, the report further said. Bumrah is likely to travel to Ahmedabad on Monday via road from Rajkot -- a four hour journey. Bumrah, the leading wicket-taker in the series -- 17 -- has already bowled close to 81 overs combined in the first three Tests in Hyderabad, Vizag and Rajkot. Similar to Bumrah, pacer...
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‘Stupidest in English Test history’: Joe Root slammed for his shot selection | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: England batsman Joe Root found himself under heavy criticism on Saturday following his dismissal through a reverse scoop, which initiated England's collapse on day three of the third Test against India.Attempting a reverse paddle against India's pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah on a ball outside the off-stump in Rajkot, Root misjudged the shot and ended up getting caught at second slip.This marked another batting failure for Root in the ongoing series.His departure at 18 opened the door for India, who had started the day at a disadvantage with Ravichandran Ashwin's sudden withdrawal from the match overnight to be with his ailing mother.Cricketers and pundits remarked that the former England captain, with over 11,000 runs in 138 Tests, erred in attempting to adapt to England's ag...
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‘Suddenly he played that…’: Root’s shot selection surprises Siraj | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Pacer Mohammed Siraj expressed astonishment at Joe Root's decision to play a reverse ramp shot against Jasprit Bumrah, ultimately losing his wicket and providing India with an advantage in the third Test in Rajkot on Saturday.Root, who was well-set at 18 after spending nearly an hour at the crease, chose to innovate but ended up miscuing the shot, resulting in a catch for Yashasvi Jaiswal at second slip.Despite a steady partnership with centurion Ben Duckett (153), Root's dismissal marked a turning point as England failed to add even 100 runs to their total. This setback led to the visitors conceding a significant 126-run lead in the match."Ben Duckett's partnership was growing with Root, if he had played a little more, then it would have been difficult for us. But suddenly h...
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Ind vs Eng 3rd Test | England reach 290/5 at lunch on Day 3; trail by 155 runs

India’s Kuldeep Yadav celebrates the wicket of England’s Jonny Bairstow during the 3rd day of 3rd Cricket Test Match between India and England at Niranjan Shah Stadium in Rajkot,Gujarat on February 17, 2024. | Photo Credit: VIJAY SONEJI Kuldeep Yadav (2/77) found his rhythm and helped India take the upper hand in the first session of the third day as the hosts made vital breakthroughs to leave England struggling at 290/5 at lunch, on Saturday.Resuming at 207/2 and 238 runs behind, England batters were also guilty of throwing away their wickets, while the perseverance of Kuldeep and Jasprit Bumrah (1/54) kept the visitors on their toes with almost every delivery they bowled on a benign wicket.The absence of Ravichandran Ashwin, who had to pull out of the Test late on Friday night due t...
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Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Quick-Reflex Catch Dismisses Joe Root in India vs England Test Match | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Slip fielders in cricket are accustomed to taking catches flying off the edges of batsmen's bats. But contemplate a batsman positioning himself to play a switch hit off a fast bowler. It can very well distract the slip fielders.That's exactly what happened in the first hour of the third day's play in the third Test between India and England in Rajkot.Much has been written about Joe Root batting under pressure to score quickly because of his team's 'Bazball' tactics. Root, who has more than 11,000 Test runs, has often been criticized for playing unorthodox shots and as a result losing his wicket.In the 40th over of the England innings, with 2 slips in place, Root positioned himself to play a switch hit off Jasprit Bumrah. Root did not connect well but the ball flew off the edg...
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India pacer Jasprit Bumrah maintains top spot in latest ICC Test rankings | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Star Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah maintained his top position among Test bowlers in the latest ICC player rankings. Bumrah achieved this milestone after becoming the fastest Indian pacer to reach over 150 wickets in Test cricket during the India-England Test match in Visakhapatnam.There was a change at the top of the Test batsmen rankings, with New Zealand's Kane Williamson taking the top spot after scoring centuries in the first Test against South Africa. In the Test all-rounders rankings, Ravindra Jadeja continues to hold the top position, while Kyle Jamieson climbed to 13th place.In T20 cricket, the batting rankings witnessed significant changes after the series between Australia and West Indies. Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, and David Warner moved up to 24th, 27th, and 36th pl...
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Advantage England or disadvantage India?: Skipper Ben Stokes weighs in on Virat Kohli’s absence | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: England captain Ben Stokes, on the eve of his 100th Test appearance, adopted a self-effacing attitude, playing down the significance of milestones while expressing excitement for the upcoming marquee game against India.Stokes will be the 16th England player to reach the milestone when he leads the side in the third Test against India in Rajkot on Thursday.Stokes also addressed the analysis suggesting that the absence of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul from the series could be advantageous for England. Kohli was ruled out for the entire series due to personal reasons, while Rahul is recovering from a quadriceps tear injury sustained in the first Test at Hyderabad.Stokes did not seem particularly pleased with the idea that the absence of these key players might give England an advanta...
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Jasprit Bumrah vs England’s middle-order: Rajkot pitch favors reverse swing | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Indian pacer Zaheer Khan anticipates that the pitch in Rajkot for the upcoming Test match will resemble the ones witnessed in Hyderabad and Vizag, potentially facilitating reverse swing once again.Expressing his hopes for the pitch, Zaheer remarked to JioCinema, "I hope the pitch is on similar lines to the one in Hyderabad and Vizag.On that kind of a surface, we should be able to see a good contest between bat and ball for the first two days and spin comes into play on the third day."He further added, "You'll see some reverse swing as well. And on the fourth and fifth days, you'll have the spinners dominating. If that is the pattern, it will make for a nice viewing experience for all the spectators and the fans will enjoy."Former England batter Owais Shah echoed Zaheer...
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India vs England 3rd Test: Crucial Encounter at Rajkot | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The third chapter of the enthralling Test series between India and England is set to unfold at Rajkot from Thursday, with anticipation running high as both teams gear up for a pivotal encounter.With the series delicately poised at 1-1 following a rollercoaster of performances, the upcoming match promises to be a captivating showdown between two cricketing giants.In the wake of England's surprise victory in the series opener at Hyderabad, India mounted a strong comeback in Vizag to level the scores. The momentum swing has injected fresh excitement into the series, setting the stage for a fiercely contested battle over the next five days at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.Jaiswal & Bumrah - India’s stars so farIndia's resurgence in the series has been fueled by s...