County Select XI vs India: Team India will be up against County Select XI for a three-day practice game at the Chester le Street on July 20. After succumbing to New Zealand in the WTC Final, Virat Kohli and his men have eyes on the much anticipated five-match Test series versus England. However, The Indians have the intention of getting used to the English conditions by facing County Select XI prior to squaring off against the hosts England. Here are a few key play from both camps who can be utilized in the Fantasy Teams.
Rohit Sharma did look solid to an extent against New Zealand in both the innings and that could prove to be pivotal for India in the series ahead. The specialist opening batsman has featured in 39 Tests for India before, having scored 2679 runs with an average of 46.2. He also has 12 fifties, as well as seven hundreds to his name.
Rohit Sharma in Tests
For County Select XI, their captain Will Rhodes could have a big role to play. Rhodes has been a part of 65 1st Class matches, and has scored 3549 runs, with an average of 35.5 in the process. Other than that, the 26 year old has also picked up 74 wickets with the ball in hand.
Will Rhodes in 1st Class Matches
Ravichandran Ashwin did recently take part in a county game while representing Surrey, and did manage to impress. The veteran off spinner picked up seven wickets against Somerset, Six of which were claimed in the second innings. Aswhin is regarded as one of the modern day greats in Test Match Cricket, courtesy his 413 wickets from 79 appearances for India.
Ravichandran Ashwin in Tests
Runs Scored: 2685
Haseeb Hameed was one of the talks of the town in 2016 as he made his debut in India at the age of 18. Hameed did manage to impress in the series and ended up scoring 219 runs from the three Tests, at an average of 43.8. Talking about his performances in FC cricket, the specialist batsman has scored 3821 runs from 77 games
Haseeb Hameed in First Class Matches
The Indian captain Virat Kohli hasn’t lived up to his recent expectations in recent times, and will be desperately wanting to score big ahead of the series versus England. Regardless of form, Kohli is considered as one of the finest of his era, and rightfully so. Having featured in 92 Tests, Virat Kohli has scored over 7500 runs so far.
Virat Kohli in Tests
The match can be streamed live on the Durham Cricket Official YouTube Channel.