The stage is set, the players are in form, and cricket fans around the globe are waiting for the start of the India vs England Test Series 2024.
The IND vs ENG test series is scheduled to begin from 25th January to 7th March, this five-match series promises to be a riveting contest of skill, strategy, and determination.
Despite England’s recent 3-0 victory over Pakistan under Ben Stokes’ leadership, the challenge intensifies against the formidable Indian squad, currently positioned at the second spot in the ICC World Test Championship with a pass percentage of 54.16.
Check three formidable bowlers who pose a significant threat to the Indian team.
One name that is bound to grab attention is Rehan Ahmed, the young and promising bowler who made a memorable debut against Pakistan in 2022.
His impactful performance, claiming seven wickets, marked a sensational introduction to international cricket.
What makes Rehan a potential threat to the Indian batting lineup is his proficiency in exploiting rank turners, a skill set that can be particularly challenging for the home team.
Adding to the menace is Rehan’s dual role as a decent all-rounder. Not only can he dismantle opposition line-ups with the ball, but he can also contribute valuable runs, adding versatility to the English bowling attack.
James Anderson, the seasoned English pace maestro, needs no introduction.
His battles against India have been nothing short of legendary, marked by the ability to swing the ball both ways, especially in conditions favoring seam movement.
Anderson’s deceptive seam movement and relentless accuracy have historically dismantled Indian batting line-ups, making him a constant threat.
In the 35 Test matches he has played against India, Anderson has claimed an impressive 139 wickets.
As the veteran spearheads England’s pace attack once again, his crafty bowling and knack for delivering crucial breakthroughs pose a significant challenge for the Indian batsmen.
Ollie Robinson, while not a stranger to Indian conditions after travelling as a ‘reserve’ in 2021, has undergone a significant evolution since then.
With 76 wickets in just 19 Tests at an impressive average of 22.21, Robinson has emerged as a potent force in England’s bowling arsenal. His best bowling figures of 5/81 highlight his ability to make impactful contributions with the ball.
Robinson’s journey includes a standout performance in the Ashes against Australia, where he claimed 10 wickets in three Tests.
Despite a hiatus from competitive cricket following an injury, his potential to make crucial breakthroughs remains intact.
As he returns to the international scene, Robinson is poised to be a key figure in England’s quest to dominate the Indian batting lineup.