(Video) Shardul Thakur justifies selection by netting the big fish

Shardul Thakur’s selection for the first Test against England did raise a few eyebrows as it came at the expense of R Ashwin, but the medium-pacer has repaid the faith with the prized scalp of Joe Root. A cunning nip-backer from Thakur jagged in from a full length, finding the England skipper a fraction late on the flick. And by the time he could’ve spotted the ball and made amends, the umpire’s finger was up in a flash.

It was a glaring reminder of Root’s conversion problem too, having been unable to kick on after raising a rock-solid fifty, yet again.

Broadcast Schedule

WT20 2024
AUS v NAM, North Sound (WLW)
12th June
Start time: 1:30 am BST
USA v IND, New York
12th June
Start time: 3:30 pm BST
WI v NZ, Tarouba, (WLW)
13th June
Start time: 1:30 am BST

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