Kohli’s Absence and India’s Squad Changes:
England’s task in the ongoing Test series against India becomes slightly easier as Virat Kohli, renowned for his batting prowess, is ruled out due to personal reasons for the remaining matches.
India has also made changes, dropping Shreyas Iyer due to poor form and bringing in KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja, among others.
England’s Historical Challenge:
England seeks to achieve a rare feat by winning a Test series in India, a feat accomplished only once in the past 20 years, notably by Alastair Cook’s team in 2012-13.
The absence of Kohli presents an opportunity for the English side to capitalize and make history.
Team Challenges and Player Availability:
Despite the absence of Kohli, England’s Ben Stokes, set to play his 100th Test, acknowledges the formidable challenge ahead.
Meanwhile, England faces its own challenges with Harry Brook unavailable for family reasons, and spinner Jack Leach nursing a bruised knee. However, the squad remains composed as they prepare for the critical third Test.
India’s Response and Squad Reshuffle:
In response to their recent performance and Kohli’s absence, India’s selectors have made strategic changes, including the recall of KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja, along with the potential debut of Akash Deep.
The series is poised delicately at 1-1, adding to the anticipation and significance of the upcoming match in Rajkot.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn