Indian cricketers are gearing up for their upcoming assignment against South Africa after a hard-fought season in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
During the series decider at Edgbaston, the Test team of the Asian giants will meet England’s Test team, led by stand-in captain and premier opener KL Rahul.
Rohit Sharma will lead Team India against Ben Stokes’ England for the fifth and final match of the bilateral Test series in July. A squad had been announced for the rescheduled Test match against England during the 15th season of the cash-rich league – the IPL. Senior batter Cheteshwar Pujara made a stirring comeback after a fruitful County season with Sussex, but former vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane and senior pacer Ishant Sharma were left out of the Test squad for the United Kingdom (UK) tour.
Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg welcomed the selection committee’s decision to drop Team India’s aging duo from the longest format in a YouTube Q&A. The selectors have made the right move in leaving Ajinkya Rahane and Ishant Sharma out of the Test team. They are aging and aren’t performing to their best ability. It’s time to bring in youth and rotate them so they gain experience alongside those who already have it,” Hogg said.