Has Team India missed its best chance to win the Test series in England? This question is arising after the cancellation of Manchester Test match. The fifth match of the Test series has been canceled due to the fear of Corona. When will this match be played, it will be decided in the coming few days.
Until the next date of the match is not announced, speculations will be made. It is being said that Team India will tour England for a limited overs series in July, during which this Test match can also be played. If this match happens then or before then a lot will change for the England team.
This team led by Joe Root can become stronger and face India. Three key players of the team will be seen playing in the last match of the series. All three are legendary players and their names are Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Stuart Broad.
Ben Stokes and Archer were not part of the Test series. At the same time, Broad played only the first Test. In the first Test played at Trent Bridge, however, Broad could not perform much and could take only one wicket. He got injured during the practice session before the Lord’s Test. Broad had a calf injury.
At the same time, Archer is away from international cricket due to a fracture in the elbow. He will also not be able to play in T20 World Cup and Ashes. Archer hopes that he will be part of the team on next year’s tour of West Indies. Talking about Ben Stokes, he has taken an indefinite leave from cricket due to his mental health reasons and finger injury. He will also not be seen in the T20 World Cup.
If these three players play in the 5th match of the Test series, then the England team can counterattack and will not be surprised if the series ends at 2-2. With this counterattack of the British, Team India’s dream of winning the Test series in England after 14 years will also be broken. The Indian team last won the Test series in England in 2007 under the captaincy of Rahul Dravid.
How is the Test record of Stokes, Broad and Archer?
Stokes is one of the best all-rounders of the current era. He has played 71 Test matches, in which he has scored 4631 runs at an average of 37.04. Stokes has scored 10 centuries and 24 half-centuries with the bat. He has also taken 163 wickets.
At the same time, Archer has played 13 Test matches, in which he has taken 42 wickets. 6 wickets for 45 runs has been his best. Looking at Broad’s record, he has played 149 Test matches, in which he has taken 524 wickets. He has taken 5 wickets in an innings 18 times.
Team India was in great rhythm
Team India, captained by Kohli, was in great rhythm in the four matches of the Test series against England. She was leading 2-1. The Test match played at Trent Bridge was drawn due to rain. But Team India was dominating England.
In the second match, Team India took a 1-0 lead by winning and in the third match, England returned and defeated Team India. Then in the fourth match, Team India retaliated and defeated England. Corona has put brakes on this rhythm of Team India.