India will take on England today at Edgbaston. India is known as the poor traveler and the team is striving hard to ward that tag off. The five test match series will go on for six weeks and this series is an ordeal for Virat Kohli. Here is the list of three players who need to prove themselves to strengthen their position in the team.
- Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan is one of the crucial players for team India. He is battling poor form since the commencement of the series against England. This is a crucial match for Dhawan since his place in the test team fell into doubt due to his poor performances in the previous instances. On the other hand, KL Rahul and Murali Vijay are in good form and hit some cameos in the recent past.
- Adil Rashid
Adil Rashid picked some crucial wickets in the limited overs series against India. He signed a contract for county cricket and he warded off the stereotypes that the players who focused on limited overs format will not do well in the red ball cricket. Most of the experts and Yorkshire authorities frowned at his selection. If he could not do well in this game, his career falls into doubt.
- Keaton Jennings
He is going to make his test debut today and is looking to become the 101st batsman to knock a century in the test debut. He is battling poor form and the selectors are looking to replace him with Mark Stoneman. On the other hand, looking for an opening partner to Alistair Cook is the biggest point of worry for England like No.4 batsman selection for the Indians.
Stoneman’s failure paved the way for Jennings’ entry into the test team. On the other hand, Rory Burns, who handed county championship for Surrey thrice, is competing with Jennings. So, his career fell into pressure.