Mukesh Kumar Released from India Squad, Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel Debut in Third Test

The highly anticipated third Test between India and England witnessed some key changes on the Indian side, with pacer Mukesh Kumar released from the squad and promising youngsters Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel handed debuts.

Kumar Makes Way for Siraj, Eyes Ranji Trophy Stint

Mukesh Kumar, who had a quiet outing in the second Test at Visakhapatnam, has been replaced by Mohammed Siraj for the crucial Rajkot encounter. Kumar, who will join his Ranji Trophy team Bengal for their upcoming match, is expected to rejoin the Indian squad before the fourth Test in Ranchi. This move reflects India’s strategy to manage their pace attack, with Jasprit Bumrah likely to be rested in the next game.

Winning the toss, Indian captain Rohit Sharma chose to bat first, aiming to capitalise on home advantage and seize the momentum in the series currently tied at 1-1. This Test also marks a special occasion for England captain Ben Stokes, who is playing his 100th Test match.

Exciting Debuts for Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel

Adding further buzz to the encounter, India handed debuts to two talented youngsters. Sarfaraz Khan, known for his prolific run-scoring in domestic cricket, earned his opportunity after impressing selectors with his consistent performances. He occupies the number four position in the batting order.

Dhruv Jurel, a promising wicketkeeper-batsman, steps in to replace KS Bharat behind the stumps. This debut marks a significant moment for Jurel, who has been performing well at the domestic level.

England Responds with Wood’s Inclusion

The visitors, seeking to maintain their winning momentum, made one change to their playing XI. Young spinner Shoaib Bashir has been replaced by the experienced pacer Mark Wood, bolstering their bowling attack.

With debuts, strategic changes, and a tied series hanging in the balance, the third Test promises to be a captivating contest. India, batting first on home soil, seeks to set a strong foundation, while England aims to counter with their potent bowling attack. All eyes will be on how the debutants fare and how the revamped Indian team performs against a determined England side.

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The highly anticipated third Test between India and England witnessed some key changes on the Indian side, with pacer Mukesh Kumar released from the squad and promising youngsters Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel handed debuts.

Kumar Makes Way for Siraj, Eyes Ranji Trophy Stint

Mukesh Kumar, who had a quiet outing in the second Test at Visakhapatnam, has been replaced by Mohammed Siraj for the crucial Rajkot encounter. Kumar, who will join his Ranji Trophy team Bengal for their upcoming match, is expected to rejoin the Indian squad before the fourth Test in Ranchi. This move reflects India's strategy to manage their pace attack, with Jasprit Bumrah likely to be rested in the next game.

Winning the toss, Indian captain Rohit Sharma chose to bat first, aiming to capitalise on home advantage and seize the momentum in the series currently tied at 1-1. This Test also marks a special occasion for England captain Ben Stokes, who is playing his 100th Test match.

Exciting Debuts for Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel

Adding further buzz to the encounter, India handed debuts to two talented youngsters. Sarfaraz Khan, known for his prolific run-scoring in domestic cricket, earned his opportunity after impressing selectors with his consistent performances. He occupies the number four position in the batting order.

Dhruv Jurel, a promising wicketkeeper-batsman, steps in to replace KS Bharat behind the stumps. This debut marks a significant moment for Jurel, who has been performing well at the domestic level.

England Responds with Wood's Inclusion

The visitors, seeking to maintain their winning momentum, made one change to their playing XI. Young spinner Shoaib Bashir has been replaced by the experienced pacer Mark Wood, bolstering their bowling attack.

With debuts, strategic changes, and a tied series hanging in the balance, the third Test promises to be a captivating contest. India, batting first on home soil, seeks to set a strong foundation, while England aims to counter with their potent bowling attack. All eyes will be on how the debutants fare and how the revamped Indian team performs against a determined England side.

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