Oval. Team India has made 2 changes in the squad for the fourth Test. Fast bowlers Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Shami are not playing. Shardul Tagore and Umesh Yadav have been given their places. Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma is England’s highest wicket taker. At the same time, Umesh Yadav was only able to take wickets, but he is lucky for Team India. He is on the field after 10 Tests and 254 days. There are reports of Ishant being injured. The five-match series is currently tied at 1-1. England won the toss and elected to bowl in the fourth Test.
Umesh Yadav last appeared in the Test held in Australia. Team India won the match held in Melbourne from 26 to 29 December 2020 by 8 wickets. Prior to this Test, Team India were bowled out for just 36 in the second innings of the Test. It was the team’s lowest score in Test history. In Melbourne, the Australian team can only score 195 and 200 runs. Team India scored 326 and 70 for two. Umesh Yadav took a wicket in the match. Now Team India wants to go back to England. The team could score only 78 runs in the first innings of the third Test.
Ishant is the only fast bowler to take more than 50 wickets
Ishant Sharma is celebrating his 34th birthday today. But the birthday was not happy for him. However, he has not performed very well in the current series so far. He has taken 5 wickets at an average of 55 in 3 matches. But speaking of England, Ishant has taken 51 wickets in 15 Tests. No other fast bowler could reach fifty-wickets. Kapil Dev has taken 43 wickets in 1 match and Mohammad Shami has taken wickets in 12 matches.
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Umesh has played only 2 Tests
33-year-old fast bowler Umesh Yadav has played two Tests in England. He took 3 wickets at an average of 25. He got a chance to bowl only 2 overs in 2 Tests. Fast bowlers Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj have bowled well so far in the series. Bumrah has taken 1 14 wickets at an average of 20. His best performance was 5 for 64. On the other hand, Siraj has taken 1 wicket at an average of 2 wickets.
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