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In the last 4 months, 10 players have made their debut in different formats for India. These include Mohammad Siraj, Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar, Akshar Patel, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Ishaan Kishan, T Natarajan, Navdeep Saini and the famous Krishna. All these together have made Indian cricket top in the last few months. Team India returned after losing the first Test against Australia and England to win the series.
Also qualified for the ICC Test Championships. At the same time, fast bowler Shardul Thakur has also made a different impression. When he got a chance in the third Test against Australia, he scored an innings of 67 runs and took India out of defeat with 7 wickets. He was also the highest wicket taker in the T20 series against England.
The team management wanted to try out the famous Krishna who performed brilliantly in domestic cricket. This bowler has the ability to bowl at a speed of 140+. He also proved it in his debut match against England. At one time, England had scored 135 runs without losing wickets. He then took 2 wickets in two consecutive overs. In this match, he took 4 wickets for 54 runs and won India. The 25-year-old bowler also became the highest wicket-taker for India in a debut ODI. Famous took 30 wickets while playing for Karnataka in their first two Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2016-17 and 2017-18. Also, his pace bowling attack of Kolkata Knight Riders was also strengthened by his arrival in IPL.
Shubman’s entry into the team was due to the poor form of Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal on the Australian tour. The 21-year-old has so far scored 378 runs in 7 Tests at an average of 34.36. This included an innings of 91 runs in the second innings of the fourth Test against Australia. India won the series against Australia by winning this match. During this time, he has also put 3 Fifty. Not only this, he also smashed many foreign bowlers in IPL. Shubman has scored 7 centuries and 11 half-centuries in 23 first class matches in 3 different continents. He averaged 68.78 during this period. This is the reason that he is being considered as the star of India in the times to come.
Siraj’s journey since debut has been the most challenging. The Indian team was all out for 36 in the first Test on the Australia Tour. Mohammed Shami was injured and passed out. After this, Siraj made his debut in the second Test. He played a key role in India’s victory and took 5 wickets for 77 runs in his first Test. This includes 2 wickets in the first innings and 3 wickets in the second innings. In the last match played in Gaba, he forced Australia to lose by taking 5 wickets in the innings.
The 21-year-old all-rounder was retained as a net bowler during the Test series. He replaced Ravichandran Ashwin and made his fourth Test against Australia and took the valuable wickets of Steve Smith and David Warner. After this, 62 runs in the first innings and 22 runs from 29 balls in the second innings played a key role in India’s victory.