Host India will be looking to make amends for their poor record in English conditions when they take on England in the five-match Test series, which will begin from 4th August in Nottingham.
Last time, England managed to win the Test series and retain the Pataudi Trophy by beating India in the five-matches played in England. In 2018, Joe Root’s England won by a margin of 4-1 in the five-match Test series.
Being dubbed as India’s final frontier, Head Coach Ravi Shastri and Captain Virat Kohli will be looking to turn things around in English conditions this season. The visitor has plenty of options in the bowling department to overcome England in these conditions.
So we will look in detail the three bowlers to watch out for India in England vs India Test Series.
India’s premier spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has shown excellent form for India in five-day format this season.
Ravi Ashwin has currently taken 413 wickets in 79 Test matches at an average of 24.56 with thirty five-fors and seven ten-fors his name.
Despite having a phenomenal record, Ashwin will be looking to make amends for his poor record in England.
In six Test matches played in England, Ashwin has claimed only 14 wickets at an average of 32.92 with best figures of 4 for 62.
Given his exceptional improvement in Australia this season, off-spinner will be looking to prove his distractors wrong in this Test series and deliver his absolute best for India.
Ishant Sharma is the most experienced bowler for India for the tour of England. The 31-year old has been a consistent performer for India in the five-day format for the past couple of years.
In 102 Test matches played for India, Sharma has taken 306 wickets at an average of 32.18 and strike-rate of 61.1. With many Indian bowlers struggling in English conditions, Ishant Sharma has been the pick of the bowlers for India on their previous tours of 2014 and 2018.
In 12 Tests played in England, Ishant Sharma has claimed 43 wickets at an average of 33.90 with two five-wicket hauls to his name.
Given his experience of playing in these conditions, Ishant Sharma will be keen to lead the pace attack for India in this five-match Test series against England.
With Jasprit Bumrah showing decent form in the Test Championship final against New Zealand, the team management will be hoping that pacer can show his excellent form against England.
In India last tour of England, Jasprit Bumrah bowled well and claimed 14 wickets in three Test matches at an average of 25.92 with one five-wicket haul to his name.
Overall, Bumrah has played 20 Test matches for India, in which has claimed 83 wickets at an average of 23.21 with a strike rate of 51.70.
With T20 World Cup coming later this year, the team management will be looking to manage Jasprit Bumrah’s workload for this season. The 27-year old will be looking to play an instrumental role for India in this five-match Test series against England.