Oval. The senior players of Team India are currently showing their strength in England. The five-match Test series (IND vs. ENG) is currently tied at 1-1. On the first day of the fourth Test, Team India went down to just 191 in the first innings. Although the bowlers came back, England took 3 wickets for 53 runs. But the performances of the three senior players are being questioned and it could be the last series of their careers. These include Test team co-captain Ajinkya Rahane, Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara and senior fast bowler Ishant Sharma.
Speaking of the performance of 33-year-old Cheteshwar Pujara, he has managed only 16 runs in the innings of the current series at an average of 2 of. A fifty has been made. In 4 innings, he failed to reach double digits. Earlier in June, Pujara scored 8 and 15 in the final of the World Test Championship in England. He has not scored a century in Tests since January. He appeared in only one format test for Team India. In such a situation, it will be difficult for him to return after being out of the Test team. Speaking of Cheteshwar Pujara’s Test career, he has scored 64 runs at an average of 335 in 151 innings of the T20 Test. Has scored 18 centuries and 33 half centuries. His performance in first-class cricket is even more spectacular. He has scored 16,473 runs at an average of 52 in 357 innings of 217 matches. He has scored 50 centuries and 66 half-centuries.
Rahane has scored centuries in all three formats, but failed in Tests.
Test team co-captain Ajinkya Rahane has scored centuries in all three formats of cricket. But for the past year he has been struggling with bad form. In the last 19 Test innings, he can score a half-century in just 2 innings. At this point, he couldn’t touch the ten-digit figure 6 times. Speaking of the current England series, Rahane, 33, has scored just 109 runs at an average of 18 in 6 innings. A fifty has been made. Speaking of his Test career, he has scored 4756 runs at an average of 40 in 131 innings of 78 Tests. He has scored 12 centuries and 24 half centuries. He has played ODI0 ODIs and 20 T20s for Team India. But he played his last ODI in February of 201 ODIs and his last T20 was in August 201. That means he just fits the Test team. Rahane has scored 1160,007 runs in 159 first-class matches. Has scored 5 centuries and 51 half centuries.
Ishant could take only 5 wickets in the series
Fast bowler Ishant Sharma was injured during his career. Because of this he could not play in all three formats for long. He has only played Tests since 2016. Speaking of 33-year-old Ishant Sharma, he got a chance to play 2 matches in the current series and he could not do anything special in it. He took 5 wickets at an average of 5. However, in England alone Ishant has managed to take more than 50 wickets. He could not take 4 or more wickets in the last 12 innings of the Test. He did not get a single wicket in 5 innings. Speaking of his overall Test career, he has taken 311 wickets at an average of 32 in 186 innings of 104 Tests. He has taken 481 wickets in first-class cricket. He has also played ODI0 ODIs and 1 T20I for Team India.
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