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India vs. England Test Series: Hopes Up with New Heroes of Indian Team

July 23
11:35 2014

bhuviNew Delhi, Wednesday, July 23 – After playing a number of Test matches both in the country and abroad, Indian team has found the real heroes who have the latent to turn things in favor of their squad at a stage when best performance is needed at the most. It wasn’t at all easy for Mahenndra Singh Dhoni’s ‘playing 11’ to beat England on their own land. A victory at Lord’s after 28 years is not special only for the teammates, but also for all countrymen who wanted to see Indian team always a step ahead over the hosting country.

Ishant Sharma truly deserved ‘man of the match’ award as the 25-year-old pacer took crucial 7 wickets for 74 runs, giving an unexpected jolt to England batting line at a stage where it was anticipated that 2nd Investec Test match may also end in a draw as like the previous one played at the Trent Bridge. It was assumed because England have more than a few capable players who can stand rock solid till the end, making opponents to think about some other tactics to take wickets within short span of time.

Ishant who was practicing hard at the nets showed his career’s best performance, imparting huge role in India’s success against the English players and conditions. Here is to mention that Trent Bridge pitch of the first test received fierce criticism from all around. He is rising like a star with each passing series. The cricketer has earned maturity by leaving no stone unturned to help India get wickets when needed. 2014 has been good for him as of now. Against New Zealand in Auckland, he sent 6 cricketers back to the pavilion for 134 runs. He even produced one of the best shows by taking 6 wickets for 51 runs in opposition to the same team but this time at Wellington. Some amazing performances are anticipated One-Day international and T20 matches from this Delhi boy in the near future.

Apart from the hero of 2nd Test match, the men who caught everyone’s attention are Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane. When players like Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli are present in the Indian team, it was difficult to shine but aforementioned young cricketers showed the potential of doing just the right thing when exhibition of strong performances was required to an indescribable extent.

23-year-old Kumar was someone to watch for his splendid play with both the bat and ball. His partnership with Mohammed Shami gave a solid message to the opponents that time has gone when just a few runs were added by India’s lower batting order. He was successful in grabbing eyeballs. Vijay’s 95 runs were vital for India to gain foothold. Ajinkya Rahane’s ton will forever remain fresh in the minds of audience. Cheteshwar Pujara although did not accumulate massive runs still his attitude of not succumbing easily against England’s bowler was a clear indication that he may score bigger in the upcoming matches of 5-match test series.

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