New Delhi. Team India is ready for the toughest challenge from tomorrow. The 5th Test between India and England (IND vs ENG) is to be played at Edgbaston from tomorrow. There are 2 big problems for Team India here. First, the team has not yet won a Test match at this ground. Second, both Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul have been out of the match. Both had given the team a good start as openers in 4 Tests last year. Jasprit Bumrah has been given the command of the team, but the biggest question is who will come to open with Shumgan Gill. Right now the Indian team is 2-1 ahead in the 5-match series.
Former India coach Lalchand Rajput, while talking exclusively to News18 Hindi, said, “As a coach, KS Bharat has performed well in the practice match. He knows the conditions and has done well in both the innings. On the other hand, Mayank Agarwal has recently reached England and he has not even played a practice match. He said that conditions in England are very difficult. In such a situation, it takes some time for you to get the rhythm. In such a situation, Bharat should be given a chance as an opener.
Mayank’s experience of playing in England
Lalchand Rajput said that even though Mayank Agarwal has the experience of playing in England. But now they are away from these circumstances. A good start is very important in England. This makes it easier for the lower order batsmen. However, the new ball swings there. The former Indian cricketer said that looking at the practice match, it is expected that Team India will give a chance to KS Bharat along with Gill.
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The first 4 matches of the series were played last year. Then Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul did well. Both had scored more than 300 runs. No other batsman could reach here. Rohit had scored 368 runs in 4 matches with the help of a century, 2 half-centuries and Rahul scored 315 runs with the help of a century and a half-century. Talking about the young batsman Gill, he has scored 558 runs in 10 Tests so far. Has scored 4 fifties. At the same time, KS Bharat has not made an international debut yet. He scored an unbeaten 70 and 43 in the warm-up match against Leicestershire. He has scored 4289 runs in 79 first class matches at an average of 37. Has scored 9 centuries and 23 half-centuries.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : June 30, 2022, 21:56 IST