Siraj released for taking some rest

Siraj released for taking some rest

Feb 2, 2024 - 12:27
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Siraj released for taking some rest

Fast bowler Mohammed Siraj was released from the Indian cricket team squad for the second Test match against England starting today. A media release from BCCI said that the decision was taken "keeping in mind the duration of the series and the amount of cricket he has played in recent times". Avesh Khan replaced Siraj in the India squad for the match. "Mr Mohd. Siraj has been released from the India squad for the second Test against England in Vizag. He will be available for selection for the third Test in Rajkot. Avesh Khan has re-joined the team for the 2nd Test," the BCCI release stated.

India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat first against England on Friday as they look to level the series in the second Test. The hosts, who trail the five-match series 1-0, made three changes, including two forced with injuries to KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja, in Visakhapatnam from their opening loss.

Batsman Rajat Patidar was handed his first Test cap by cricketer-turned analyst Zaheer Khan. left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav and fast bowler Mukesh Kumar come in for Rahul, Jadeja and Mohammed Siraj.

England, led by Ben Stokes, named their team on the eve of the match and handed off-spinner Shoaib Bashir his first Test cap after Jack Leach went out injured following a stunning opening win. Senior pace bowler James Anderson remains the lone quick in the team after replacing Mark Wood.

England claimed victory in Hyderabad by 28 runs to hand India just their fourth loss in 47 Tests at home since 2013.

India: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma (capt), Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Srikar Bharat (wk), Ravichandran AshwinAxar PatelJasprit Bumrah, Mukesh Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav

England: Zak CrawleyBen Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe RootJonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (capt), Ben FoakesRehan AhmedTom Hartley, Shoaib Bashir, James Anderson.

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