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Five New Young Indian Guns Shine in Historic Test Series!

• 09 Mar, 24 • by Gaurav Sauran
Five New Young Indian Guns Shine in Historic Test Series!

The India vs. England Test series isn’t just about close matches and big runs anymore. It’s become a record-breaker! Not for amazing scores or cliffhanger finishes, but for something even more special. India gave debuts to a whopping five fresh faces!  This is a rare occurrence that happened previously only in the 2020-21 series against Australia.

Let’s meet these exciting new players:

Rajat Patidar

This opening batsman got his Test cap number 310 from the legendary Zaheer Khan on February 2nd during the second Test in Vizag. Though his scores weren’t huge (32 and 9), cricket experts saw his talent. We’ll be watching to see if he makes a bigger mark next time!

Dhruv Jurel

This wicket-keeper batsman debuted in the third Test in Rajkot on February 15th, after receiving his cap number 311 experienced Dinesh Karthik. Unlike some nervous debutants, Jurel stayed calm and smashed three sixes in his impressive 46-run knock off 104 balls! This shows he can handle the pressure of international cricket.

Sarfaraz Khan

The middle order just got a boost with Sarfaraz Khan! This young batsman who got his cap number 312 from Anil Kumble also debuted in Rajkot, and he made a historic splash! He scored fifties in BOTH innings (62 and 68 runs) – an amazing feat for any player, especially a debutant! Cricket fans are buzzing about his potential. In the first innings, he scored 62 runs off 66 balls, featuring nine fours and a six and in the second innings, he remained unbeaten with a score of 68 off 72 balls, including six fours and three sixes.

Akash Deep

This promising pacer Akash Deep got handed Test cap number 313 by the Indian coach Rahul Dravid in the fourth Test when he debuted in Ahmedabad on February 23rd. Deep wasted no time making an impact, taking the first three England wickets! His raw pace and swing are impressive, and he’s already getting praise from Indian cricket legends. His debut performance is earning praise, and he seems poised to contribute significantly to Indian fast bowling.

Devdutt Padikkal

Then we have Devdutt Padikkal, an aggressive left-handed batsman who got honored with cap number 314 314 from spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the fifth and final Test at Dharamsala. He replaced the injured Rajat Patidar and has a chance to shine on the biggest stage! With an impressive domestic record, Padikkal has the chance to demonstrate his explosive batting style on the international stage. Cricket fans are eager to see if he can turn his domestic success into international glory.

These five youngsters show that India is building a strong team for the future. Playing alongside experienced players will give them invaluable experience to grow as international stars.  Their Test debuts have added a whole new layer of excitement to this already thrilling series!

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