Universal Axar Patel was spotted sweating in the nets before the second test against England, which is due to start on Saturday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. The left-handed spinner bowed to the Indian batsmen, increasing his chances of participating in Game XI in the second test.
The Cricket Board of India (BCCI) shared the video from Axar’s training session with the caption “Look who’s back online! @ akshar2026 is here and is playing! “
Axar is likely to replace left-handed Jharkhand Shahbaz Nadeem, who had a huge stay in the new series, where India was beaten in its own backyard. Nadeem had a total of four wickets, but gave 233 runs in 59 overs in two innings at an economical speed of nearly 4 runs for overtime.
“Aksar had a slight knee and has already started beating in the nets. He is expected to start bowling in the next few days.
“He has always been the first choice to play the initial test, but it will depend on the captain They grow kohli, head coach Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun, “a senior BCCI source told the PTI news agency.
After the defeat by India with 227 victories, captain Koli also admitted that the bowlers were not at the level in Chennai, as they failed to put enough pressure on the tour.
“I don’t think we put enough pressure on them with the ball in the first half. As a team like bowling, fast bowling and Ash were good in the first innings, but we also had to limit a few more runs and create pressure, “Collie said during the presentation after the match.
Led by the spell of James Anderson, England united India on only 192 tracks in the second inning to rise 1-0 in a series of four tests. The tour group seemed dominant for all five days, which began with a skipper Joe Koren hitting the record double tone during the first innings.
With the World Test Championship (WTC) on the line, both teams will be eager to reserve a place in the clash at the top. India will strive to win the race 2-0, 2-1, 3-0, 3-1 or 4-0 to qualify for the World Cup final and face New Zealand with the Lord. England, on the other hand, has a chance to refuse the port of India and grab it for themselves with a 3-1 or 4-0 victory.