With England batsmen on rampage, hosts may rejig their bowling
He used to play as an opener at the age-group level and he had a century in first-class cricket before this match. I feel he has the temperament of a top-order batsman. You can have the shots but your mindset decides if you can perform against a good bowler.
With the rise of several young players like Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj and the maverick Rishabh Pant, India have been on a roll both at home and abroad
With the India innings finishing on 365 a lead of 160 the visitors had to bat out three overs before the umpires called for Lunch. At the break, England's score read 6/0 with openers Zak Crawley (5) and Dominic Sibley (1) at the crease.
Pant plundered 13 fours and two sixes in his breathtaking 101 off 118 balls on day two of the final Test against England
England dominated the first two sessions and India looked in all sorts of trouble before Pant (101 off 118 balls) suddenly decided to catch the opposition by the scruff of their necks
This time, though, Jadeja's absence from the first two Tests due to a thumb fracture will mean India will have to pair either one, or two
On Tuesday, Australia's fortress The Gabba was finally breached. It took 32 years and two months, but the unthinkable was achieved as an injury-ravaged young Indian team beat Australia by three wickets against all odds
Bowling coach says Siraj has a knack of picking up wickets; credits Shastri for turnaround after Adelaide debacle.
A visibly shaken Langer lauded India for the lion-hearted effort to win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1 despite playing with a second-string side
"Yes, it is obviously a crucial partnership (between Shardul and Washington), but then we had them. I think, 6/200 around that mark, so we thought we (were) on top there but to be fair the guys batted really well", said Hazlewood
Both add 123 runs for the seventh wicket to reduce the deficit on the third day
Washington kept Smith quiet for two overs and in the 13th delivery got him caught at short mid-wicket on Friday
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