IND vs ENG: Umesh Yadav’s health check might be performed in two days time.© Twitter
Senior India quick bowler Umesh Yadav’s health check, which might be performed in two days time, will decide if he can be a part of Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma in a three-prong India tempo assault for the upcoming day-night Test towards England. The Test, which might be performed with the pink ball, will begin in Ahmedabad on February 24.
It is learnt that the Indian staff administration needs to play to its power and there may very well be a turner on provide with Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel prepared to take advantage of the circumstances to the fullest.
With Ashwin and Axar accounting for 15 of the 20 wickets within the second Test, India, retaining in thoughts the swinging pink ball below lights, would possibly drop Kuldeep Yadav and embody a 3rd pacer.
Bumrah robotically comes again after relaxation and the toss-up might be between Umesh and Mohammed Siraj for the third pacer’s slot.
“Umesh’s health check will occur in a few days time,” a senior BCCI official informed PTI on Friday.
Umesh was dominated out in the course of the second Test towards Australia in Melbourne final December resulting from a calf muscle damage. He has been an efficient bowler on Indian tracks and was menacing in the course of the nation’s inaugural day-night Test in Kolkata.
However, will probably be attention-grabbing to see how dry the Motera wicket is contemplating there may very well be dew.
“Look, it would not matter if the ball is crimson or pink. If you retain a dry wicket, ball will flip and additional lacquer will not be of any consequence,” a former India spinner stated when requested for his opinion.
“However, if there’s dew then clearly the ball will begin skidding and it would simply be good for batting. So that may’t be discounted,” he stated.
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