After a heavy loss, India will look to have some win in the match as this is a do or die stage for them in the survival for ICC Test Championship Final. With this loss, India had lost the top spot and came to the fourth place.
It is reported in the fresh news that, Indian all rounder Axar Patel has almost recovered from the injury and might be available for the second test match against England.
After the unavailable service of India’s main all rounder Ravindra Jadeja, Men in Blue were missing the spark of true all rounder and for this Debutant Axar Patel was chosen.
Axar Patel misses the first test due to knee injury before the commencement of first test. It is said that if Axar Patel makes the place in the playing XI then, Shahbaz Nadeem will be the one who will miss out of the squad.
“Axar had a minor knee niggle and has already started batting at the nets. He is expected to start bowling during the next couple of days”
“He was always first choice to play the opening Test but it will depend on skipper Virat Kohli, head coach Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharath Arun” quoted by one of the senior BCCI official.
Fate of Kuldeep Yadav for upcoming test match
It was uncertain call for not being Kuldeep Yadav included in the First Chennai Test. Even the skipper Virat Kohli has quoted in the post match conference that there wasn’t any regret of not picking him in the first test. As there will be same bowling genre in between these trio spinners that is Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav.
If Axar Patel makes the place in the squad then it will definitely leave out Shahbaz Nadeem from the first test and might be chances there of absence of Kuldeep Yadav also.