Akash Deep Earns Maiden Test Call-Up, Avesh Khan Released for Ranji Trophy
Promising Bengal Pacer joins India squad for England Tests:
Young fast bowler Akash Deep has received a life-changing call-up to the Indian Test team for the remaining three matches against England. This marks a significant achievement for the 27-year-old, who has impressed selectors with his consistent performances in domestic cricket and recently the India A series against England Lions.
Hailing from Dehri, Bihar, Akash Deep’s journey to the national team hasn’t been easy. Overcoming initial obstacles and lack of support from his father, he moved to Bengal in 2010 to pursue his cricketing dreams. This dedication and talent resulted in him bagging 103 wickets in 29 first-class matches, including two Ranji Trophy finals. He currently represents Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.
While his Test debut in the Rajkot match might be unlikely with Bumrah and potentially Siraj leading the attack, Akash Deep’s selection signifies his growing potential. His impressive haul of 13 wickets against the England Lions likely played a key role in earning him this well-deserved opportunity.
Avesh Khan Departs for Ranji Trophy:
In a separate development, Avesh Khan, who was part of the squad for the first two Tests, has been released to participate in the ongoing Ranji Trophy. Madhya Pradesh, his state team, was not expecting his exclusion and therefore hadn’t included him in their recent match. It remains to be seen if Avesh Khan re-enters the Test squad after the Ranji Trophy.
- Akash Deep’s call-up is a testament to his dedication and consistent performances.
- The team strengthens its pace attack with promising talent.
- Avesh Khan returns to Ranji Trophy, his future Test involvement remains uncertain.