England vs India, 3rd ODI: Here’s why Arshdeep Singh was not considered for selection of series decider India vs England Bumrah

Arshdeep Singh |  file photo
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Due to Jasprit Bumrah’s back spasm, Mohammad Siraj named him in the playing XI for the third and final ODI between India and England.

A lot of fans on social media were not happy with the decision and wanted Arshdeep Singh to replace the MI bowler. However, the BCCI issued a clarification saying that Arshdeep was not considered for selection as he was not fit and could not recover from a strain on his right side of the abdomen.

Siraj, on the other hand, answered all his critics in style as he bowled a double wicket maiden to start his spell and sent both Root and Bairstow back.

Earlier, after winning the toss, Rohit Sharma called for England to bat first.

“We’re going to bowl first. Looks like a good wicket and won’t change much in 100 overs. This series is decisive, and we’ve played some good cricket. We’ve learned from the last game. We’ve limited ourselves to bowling well. For the overs and the T20I series as well. Hopefully we can restrict them to a reasonable target today. Bumrah has a swallow, comes Siraj,” said Rohit Sharma.

Butler, on the other hand, said that he wanted to bat first anyway.

“We wanted to bat. It’s a bit messy, and there might be some swing in the beginning, but as the game progresses it’s going to be good to bat. It’s great for the series as it goes 1-1 in this game.” Coming. We’re going with the same team,” Butler said.

England playing XI

Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (w/c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Craig Overton, David Willey, Brydon Karrs, Reece Topley

India playing XI

Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Mohd Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sanam Krishna

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