Wednesday was a double delight for Haseeb Hameed Comeback. He returned to the England International team after almost 5 years. He has been included in the squad for the first two matches of the 5-match series against India. The interesting thing is that here the team was announced, and in the evening, they also celebrated the century-rooted comeback in a grand style. He scored 112 runs in 264 balls with the help of 13 fours against the Indians in the practice match.
The Indians, who came under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, have scored 311 runs in the first innings thanks to KL Rahul’s century. Apart from opener Haseeb Hameed, fast bowler Olly Robinson has also been included in the 17-man England squad. Robinson was recently embroiled in a racist controversy. Hameed, who last played a Test match in 2016, has also been included. The interesting thing is that this match was also played against India in Mohali.
Robinson, 27, made his Test debut against New Zealand in June this year, but his tweets from 2012 and 2013 went viral, following which he was handed an eight-match ban, five of which were suspended.
Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and Sam Curran have returned to the Test squad. Bairstow, Buttler and Karen were ruled out of the Test series against New Zealand due to their prolonged quarantine after participating in the IPL. All-rounder Chris Woakes has been left out and Jofra Archer, who is recovering from elbow surgery, has also been ruled out of the first two matches. The first Test match between India and England will be played at Trent Bridge on August 4.
The England team is as follows: Joe Root (c), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler (wk), Jack Crowley, Sam Curran, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Olly Robinson, Dom Sibley , Ben Stokes and Mark Wood.
Haseeb Hameed Comeback: Haseeb Hameed returns to England team after 5 years, celebrates a hundred roots against Indians