IND vs ENG 2nd Test: This Pakistani origin player can play for England team, Brendon McCullum revealed


IND vs ENG 2nd Test: This Pakistani origin player can play for England team, Brendon McCullum revealed

New Delhi: The second match of the 5-Test series between India and England will be played in Visakhapatnam from 2 February. The English team, which has won the first Test of the series, will try to double its lead in the second match. Also, the Indian team captained by Rohit Sharma would like to win this match and level the series 1-1. Before the match, England coach Brendon McCullum has indicated that he can take the field with a complete spin attack. Apart from this, he also said that Shoaib Bashir may get a chance in the second test. This English bowler of Pakistani origin could not join his team on time for the first Test due to visa problems.

Shoaib Bashir may get a chance
The visa issue of young spinner Shoaib Bashir has now been resolved and he has reached India. Speaking to SENZ Radio, McCullum said that Bashir has fitted perfectly into his group and his skills can help the team in Indian conditions. They said, "When Bashir arrived, the players welcomed him enthusiastically. He can be a part of the team in the next test. If we get the same type of spin wicket in the series as it was in the first Test, then we will not be afraid to take the field with all the spinners."

Can perform brilliantly in Indian conditions
McCullum said, “Shoaib Bashir was with us in the camp in Abu Dhabi. He has fitted into the group easily. He impressed a lot with his skills. He is a player who has a lot of enthusiasm. He is very young and has very little first class experience. Yet, like Tom Hartley, he is a player whom we looked at and thought his skills could be useful to us in Indian conditions.” Apart from this, McCullum also praised the way Ben Stokes handled Hartley. Hartley took 9 wickets in the first test.

Bashir played six first-class matches
Bashir has played six first-class matches so far in his career. During this period, he has taken 10 wickets in 10 innings. Let us tell you that he plays for Somerset in county cricket. Talking about the first test of the series, the host Indian team had to face defeat by 28 runs. After winning the toss and batting first, the English team was all out for 246 runs in the first innings. In reply, the Indian team scored 436 runs thanks to half-centuries from KL Rahul, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ravindra Jadeja. In the second innings, England scored 420 with the help of Ollie Pope’s century. In reply, the Indian team was reduced to 202 runs in the second innings.

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