ENG vs IND 2018: Sunil Gavaskar bats for Kuldeep Yadav and Rohit Sharma's inclusion in England Tests

Kuldeep Yadav and Rohit Sharma have performed brilliantly in this tour.

Kuldeep Yadav and Rohit Sharma | Source Getty

Former Indian cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar has come forward and stated that Kuldeep Yadav and Rohit Sharma have been the main architects of India on this tour of England. Gavaskar feels Kuldeep Yadav and Rohit Sharma have given India selectors enough reason why should they be a part of Indian Test team playing against England.

“Rohit Sharma’s batting has always been like a smooth supercar that zooms along at great speed even when it does not appear to be doing so. He was left out of the squad for the Test against Afghanistan, but is making a strong case for a recall. Sure, it will be a different attack with Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad coming back to lead the England bowling line-up, but in Tests, Sharma will bat lower down the order and so won’t have to face them with the brand new red ball,”

Both the Indian cricketers have performed really well in the current season respectively. Rohit Sharma has been scoring runs whereas Kuldeep Yadav has been clinching wickets. 

When talking about Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Gavaskar added "Kuldeep Yadav is very difficult to pick and it will not be easy for the English batters to pick it in the Tests as well."

“The other person who has made a strong case for himself is Kuldeep Yadav. More than the Indian batting it is how to tackle the left arm spinner that will stress the England think tank. Apart from Jos Buttler, none of the English batsman seem to have a clue which way the ball is going to turn. Kuldeep’s wrong ‘un is bowled with the back of the hand almost horizontal to the ground that makes it even harder to pick. The vertical back of the hand googly does give a slightly better indication of his intent but the horizontal one is well-nigh possible. Gavaskar concluded.

The next match between England and India will take place on 14th July at the Mecca of cricket, Lords Cricket Stadium. The match will depend upon how Kuldeep Yadav and Rohit Sharma will perform in the match.



By Kunal Kataria - 14 Jul, 2018

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