Ashwin to feature in county match: India’s ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin could take part in a County Championship match against Surrey ahead of the much anticipated five-match Test series versus England. However, Ashwin’s chances of featuring in a county game depends on the timely arrival of his work visa. The upcoming match between Surrey and Somerset is scheduled for July 11.
The Indian team’s most recent assignment was the WTC Final against New Zealand, which ended in defeat. In spite of the loss in the finals, Ravichandran Aswhin was at the top of the pile in the World Test Championship Wickets Column, as he bagged 71 wickets from 14 Tests.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has made a request to the English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to have an arrangement for a practice-match before the start of the series on August 4.
Talking about recent meetings, both India and England were involved in four Tests, five T20Is and three ODIs earlier this year. It was Virat Kohli’s men who prevailed as winners across all three formats, as England eye redemption at home soil this time around.
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha
England vs India, 1st Test – Aug 4 – Trent Bridge, Nottingham
England vs India, 2nd Test – Aug 12 – Lords, London
England vs India, 3rd Test – Aug 25 – Headingly, Leeds
England vs India, 4th Test – September 2 – Kennington Oval, London
England vs India, 5th Test – September 10 – Old Trafford, Manchester