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Fast bowler Akash Deep got a chance to make his debut in the fourth Test with Rahul Dravid being handed the cap.

Fast bowler Akash Deep got a chance to make his debut in the fourth Test with Rahul Dravid being handed the cap.

Akash Deep has a chance to make his Test debut for India by playing against England in Ranchi. Indian head coach Rahul Dravid has handed over the first Test cap to Akash Deep. Fast bowler Akash Deep was included in the Indian Test team in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah was rested from the fourth Test played in Ranchi.

Earlier, Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel made their debut for India in the third Test in Rajkot. Now Akash Deep’s luck opened up in the Ranchi Test. Akash became the 313th player to play Test for India.

Akash Deep achieved a place in the Indian Test team through outstanding performances in first-class cricket. Akash Deep, who played first-class for Bengal, gave a brilliant performance in the Ranji Trophy 2023-24. He played the last Ranji game against Kerala in which he took 1 wicket. Earlier, Akash was seen for India-A against England Lions. Akash had taken two wickets in the first game against England Lions. After that, he took 6 wickets in the second game against England Lions and 5 wickets in the third game.

Akash has played 30 first-class, 28 List A and 41 T20 matches so far. Bowling in 49 first-class innings, he has taken 104 wickets at an average of 23.58, with his match best being 10/112. Apart from this, while bowling, Akash has taken 42 wickets in 28 innings of List A matches at an average of 24.50 with his best figures being 3/6. Bowling in 41 innings of T20, Akash Deep took 48 wickets at an average of 22.81 with his best being 4/35.

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