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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced India‘s squad for the remaining three Tests against England, introducing a notable fast bowler from Bengal, marking his maiden call-up to the national team.
Akash Deep rewarded for his phenomenal bowling performance
Among the roster of talented players, the inclusion of Akash Deep has garnered significant attention, signalling a landmark moment in the Bengal pacer’s cricketing journey.
Akash Deep has been rewarded for his phenomenal performance in the recently-concluded three-match Unofficial Test series against the England Lions. Representing India A, the right-arm seamer picked up 13 wickets in five innings, including two four-wicket hauls.
The addition of Akash Deep to the senior team represents a significant milestone in his career, showcasing the culmination of dedication and hard work in domestic and List A cricket. His selection underscores the BCCI’s commitment to nurturing talent from across the country, providing deserving players with opportunities to showcase their skills at the highest level of the sport.
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Virat Kohli continues to sit out of the England Tests
Team India’s star batter Virat Kohli has not been named in the 17-man squad for the remaining Tests against England. He missed the first two Tests due to personal reasons and will continue to sit out of the upcoming games.
With the series delicately poised (1-1), the India squad is poised to unleash its formidable arsenal of talent, aiming to secure victory in the five-match led.
India’s squad for the last three Tests against England:
Rohit Sharma (c), Jasprit Bumrah (vc), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul*, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravin Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja*, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Akash Deep
*subject to fitness clearance from the BCCI medical team
As the cricketing fraternity eagerly awaits the action-packed encounters between India and England, all eyes will be on Akash Deep, as he embarks on his journey representing the nation in the prestigious Test format.