Prithvi Shaw will be the front-runner in Shikhar Dhawan’s absence to walk out with KL Rahul to open the innings in Rajkot next week against West Indies.
There are still a few grey areas that selectors are dealing with especially the opening slot and the specialist spinners in the squad of 15.
The previous record belonged to the trio of Kapil Dev (32), Karsan Ghavri (15) and Roger Binny (11), who had taken 58 wickets against Pakistan during the 1979-80 series.
Ishant Sharma’s walking pace convinced Jason Gillespie that things were clicking for the Indian bowler at Yorkshire.
Glenn McGrath, who enjoyed tremendous success in his three Tests at Lord’s, offered a note of caution to fast bowlers.
Glenn McGrath feels Ishant Sharma needs to figure out his role in India team, observing that he has been more of a workhorse than a strike bowler.
After day’s play on Friday, Ishant Sharma admitted to the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by Jeff Crowe of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees.
Ishant Sharma, on Friday, completed his eighth five-wicket haul as India bowled out England for 180 in the second innings.
Ishant Sharma completed his 8th five-wicket haul in Test cricket in the second innings against England as India bowl out the hosts for 180.
At Sussex, Jason Gillespie and Ishant Sharma worked on two things in particular: The (fuller) length and the wrist position behind the ball to get it to straighten after pitching to the right-handers.
The pitch at Edgbaston has no demons in it. It has been on the slower side and bowlers need to put in the extra yard for success. However, a total of 14 wickets fell on day 3.
Ishant Sharma remains a vital cog in India’s pace battery and his valiant effort during the 2014 Test series is a testament of what he brings to the table.
Virat Kohli-led Team India will begin the five-match Test series against England from August 1 at Edgbaston. India come off a 2-1 ODI series defeat.
With 238 wickets in 82 Test matches, Ishant is the most capped player in the longest version and along with Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami would pose a challenge for the likes of Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow
Shahid Afridi’s remarks on the ongoing violence in Kashmir has drawn massive criticism from several Indian cricketers including Indian skipper Virat Kohli.