The fifth and last Test of the Test series between India and England (India vs England, 5th Test) was cancelled. India showed a great game in the Test series but this series had a sad end. What did the Indian team achieve in the Test series, know in this podcast …
New Delhi. Hello, With this podcast covering the cricket activities of the week, I am Sanjay Banerjee – “Suno Dil Se” In Manchester, despite all the uncertainties, the fifth and final Test of the series has been postponed. The test was questioned after first Ravi Shastri and three members of the support staff and then yesterday the assistant physio was found to be corona positive, and after saying yes, both the ECB and the BCCI confirmed its postponement. In fact, a physio of the team had already turned positive, and after the assistant physio was also positive, it was not possible to continue this exhausting series, and in such a situation, a decision had to be taken to postpone it for the time being. It has been told that it can be agreed to take the last match of the series sometime, but it will not be possible to say when and where it will happen. Whether the result of the series will also be postponed till then, it is also not decided at the moment.
The Indian team has been in a bio bubble since May, and after the England series, they have to play the IPL and T20 World Cup, and then the series with New Zealand, so the players go through a tough phase of mental and physical fatigue. is falling. Anyway, the entire series in England was very competitive and in such a situation the players could not get proper rest. It is understood that the BCCI was not looking to postpone this test initially, but it had to obey the players, and anyway, the cases of Corona could have been serious at this time, it would also affect the IPL and T20 World Cup. could.
Team India won hearts in England
The Indian team, which went on the tour of England under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, was ahead 2-1 till the fourth Test. The historic victory at the Oval was India’s first victory at this ground in 50 years and if India had won the fifth and final Test at Manchester, that too would have been a celebration after half a century. India’s tour of England has proved to be the best in terms of Test cricket. The results came in all three Tests after the first Test was drawn. Barring the third test, the excitement remained in all the other matches. The way India won the second Test, in the same way, the Oval was successful in winning the fourth Test as well. After trailing by 99 runs in the first innings at the Oval, India registered a memorable victory by scoring 466 runs in the second innings.
In the fourth test of the Oval, it was decided to play Shardul Thakur and Umesh Yadav and both had a great performance. Shardul put India in the match by scoring half-centuries in both the innings. Lokesh Rahul and Rohit Sharma scored centuries in the series. The performance of the opening pair was reliable, while the middle order disappointed. Especially Ajinkya Rahane could score 109 runs in 7 innings of 4 Tests including only 1 half-century, Virat Kohli’s bat scored half-centuries in two consecutive innings after almost two years, but stayed away from the century again. Rohit Sharma finally completed his maiden Test century on foreign soil. Jasprit Bumrah also completed 100 wickets in his Test career and it was the fastest hundred for any fast bowler in India. Bumrah was the most successful with 18 wickets in four Tests, Siraj got 15 wickets while Mohammed Shami took 11 wickets in 3 matches. Jadeja got 4 wickets in the last match, some runs were also spewed by his bat.
Dhoni becomes mentor of Team India
T20 World Cup will be organized next month and for this India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Africa and Oman have also declared their teams. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been made the mentor of Team India. It is claimed that this is the master stroke of BCCI, Dhoni is a master of T20 and his tips will be useful for Team India. But it will take time to understand how a new system can be beneficial with so many coaches.
In this World Cup to be held in UAE and Oman in October-November, India will face Pakistan in their first match. Both the countries have declared their teams for this World Cup. Both the teams have taken many shocking decisions. The inclusion of players like Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Varun Chakraborty in the team is being appreciated all over. For the last almost four years, not playing a single T20 International match, R. Ashwin has been given a place, it is believed that he will be effective on UAE wickets, especially when there will be two to three left-handed batsmen in the combination of all the major teams. But the surprising thing is that despite having 5 left-handed batsmen in the England team, he was ignored. In the UAE, the inclusion of five spinners is also being advocated keeping in mind the slowing pitches after the IPL.
On the other hand, the command of Pakistan’s team is in the hands of Babar Azam. But the discussion is common that the team of the captain’s choice has not been selected. On that, coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis had to resign. Saqlain Mushtaq and Abdul Razzaq have been made interim coaches in their place.
Bangladesh has also declared its team, Tamim Iqbal has kept himself away from the team. The command of the team will be in the hands of Mahmudullah. Bangladesh’s team can surprise anyone this time in the World Cup. After winning the series from Australia, now he has also won the T20 series for the first time from New Zealand.
Rashid Khan stepped down as captain
Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan has left the captaincy as soon as the team was announced for the T20 World Cup, saying that he was not consulted in choosing the team. South Africa have not given place to Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir and Chris Morris in their team, Temba Bavuma has been made the captain of the team. Co-host Oman has also declared its T20 team for the World Cup. Veteran all-rounder Zeeshan Maqsood has been made the captain. Oman recently played practice matches with the Mumbai team.
The thrill of IPL is about to begin
This month, the second phase of IPL is to be played in UAE and Oman. Many franchises have announced their captains. Delhi Capitals has handed over the reins to Rishabh Pant as before. Virat Kohli will be the captain of RCB and Lokesh Rahul will also be the captain of Punjab Kings. There is good news for CSK that their star batsman Faf du Plessis has scored his first century in the Caribbean Premier League. This form can be useful in IPL. Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rahul Teotia and AB de Villiers have also given the hallmark of IPL preparations.
And finally Indian women’s cricket. After a few days, the women’s team will end its quarantine period and start practice and will do two hands with Australia. The encouraging news is that Shafali Verma continues to top the ICC batting rankings list, while Deepti Sharma has reached the fourth position in the all-rounder’s list.
So just today’s cricket journey till here, see you again next week in this podcast, allow Sanjay Banerjee, and keep going with News18 Hindi.