Ex-Pakistan cricketer Inzamam-ul-Haq
Ex-Pakistan cricketer Inzamam-ul-Haq believes injuries would not derail India’s performance in England, praising Dravid
Inzamam-ul-Haq, a former Pakistan cricketer, feels that despite the number of injuries in camp, India’s preparations for the England series won’t be unaffected. Inzamam remarked on his official YouTube channel that Indian youth rose to the occasion and demonstrated maturity earlier this year in Australia, at a time when India was in a similar scenario. Despite the injuries, Inzamam stated that Team India did not panic and that their young players fought against the Australians as if they had been playing for years, adding that “recent injuries in the camp will not hinder them.”
Inzamam also emphasized the need of having a strong bench. Inzamam feels that former India cricketer Rahul Dravid, who is now the Director of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy and has coached the India U-19 and India-A teams, should be recognized for increasing the depth of the country’s bench strength. When a team is in difficulties, bench strength is really important, according to the 51-year-old. England and India just finished a 50-over series against Pakistan and Sri Lanka, respectively. Both teams played a second XI and won the series against their respective opponents.
Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar, and Avesh Khan were among the players that incurred injuries in England, and their replacements were just named by the BCCI. The BCCI has chosen Prithvi Shaw and Suryakumar Yadav as substitutes for the England series. Both are presently participating in a white-ball series in Sri Lanka. So far, both Prithvi and Suryakumar have performed admirably in the series against Sri Lanka, accumulating enough runs to justify their selection to the Test team.
Avesh Khan and Washington Sundar were injured during a three-day practice game between the Indians and County Select XI. Both players were members of the County Select XI squad, which was led by Will Rhodes. Sundar was given an injection on his right-hand bowling finger, according to the BCCI, but his rehabilitation is anticipated to take longer than planned, thus he has been ruled out of the England series. Avesh Khan was rushed to the hospital for an X-Ray after suffering the accident, and the results revealed a fracture in his left thumb. Meanwhile, Shubman Gill had a stress reaction on his left shin during last month’s World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand.
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