The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) 's senior selection committee on Wednesday met in Leeds and announced the India squad for the 1st 3 matches of the upcoming 5-Test series with Rishabh Pant and Kuldeep Yadav earning spots in the team. Root had the wherewithal, the soft hands, the time to play the ball late and an array of strokes to take advantage of any errors in line and length.
"We would like to acknowledge the support of the European Central Bank in making this happen - Not only have they found the space in an incredibly busy worldwide schedule in 2019, but this will be the first time that the England cricket team will play an official four-day Test".
India A had beaten West Indies A in the preceding two-match series but playing England Lions in their own den turned out to be an eye-opener for the Rahul Dravid-coached side. Yadav took 14 wickets in five matches during the limited-overs' leg.
"I will probably lean away from him being an lbw candidate early because that gets him going and once he gets in his conversion-rate is fantastic".
But England captain Joe Root has no concerns over Stokes' mental state heading into the first game of the series at Edgbaston. The vastly experienced off-spinner Ashwin will play a key role in the upcoming series starting on August 1 in Birmingham.
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"With the added element of being England's first Test series in the new World Test Championship, it's a hugely exciting prospect and we anticipate unprecedented demand for tickets".
The Ashes will kick off the inaugural World Test Championship, which will see nine top-ranked test nations competing in a league over a two-year cycle. He probably wants to right that wrong.
"(Reconsidering) is a decision he's got to make.
Looking back at the ODI/T20I series, the former global said that these two are the best sides in this format at the moment.
"They are obviously favourites because its their home conditions", India paceman Shardul Thakur said. Over the last month or so, I played cricket, so, there is some cricket under my belt. I don't think it (England winning ODIs) will have much impact (on the Test series) to be honest because the England test team is so different.