New Delhi. England started the home Test series with a win. The visiting team took a 1-0 lead in the series by winning by 28 runs in Hyderabad. Now Team India is ready to enter the second test after doing its homework. But before the second test, bad news is coming for the visiting team. England’s spin bowler Jack Leach is struggling with fitness problems. Due to which the debut of Shoaib Bashir of Pakistani origin is being expected.
Tom Hartley made his debut for England in the last match. He made his very first match memorable. Hartley said that the teams of India and England will compete against each other in the second test on 2 February. There is no good news coming for England before this match. There is doubt over the fitness of star spinner Jack Leach. Now Shoaib Bashir is likely to debut. Took a total of 9 wickets in the match and made the debut match memorable. Shoaib Bashir will be expected to have a similar debut. Before the match, the team’s star batsman Jack Crowley gave an update on the fitness of Jack Leach and also talked about Shoaib Bashir. He told that it is not 100 percent known whether Leach will be able to make a place in the playing eleven or not. However, he wants to prove his fitness on time.
He’s a great kid – Jack Crowley
Jack Crowley said about young player Shoaib Bashir, ‘He is a great kid. A lot is known about him. He knows what he is trying to do with his bowling and he backs himself. I like him and I think if he gets a chance in this series, he will do well.
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Shoaib Bashir was selected for the India tour in December itself. But he could not join the team in this tour due to visa problems. But he got the visa a day before the match and now Bashir is completely ready to debut in the second test.
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FIRST PUBLISHED: February 1, 2024, 06:01 IST