Before the Lord’s Test, England (India vs England, 2nd Test) has added another player to its squad as a cover. Stuart Broad has been injured and Saqib Mahmood has been included in the squad.
The second Test between India and England (India vs England, 2nd Test) is starting from Thursday at Lord’s Test. Saqib Mahmood, who plays for Lancashire, is associated with the English team. In fact, Stuart Broad has been injured during the training session on Tuesday, he has injured his leg nerves and that is why England has cautiously added Saqib Mahmood to the team.
Saqib Mahmood is the same bowler who did well in the ODI series against Pakistan (Pakistan Cricket Team) last month. Saqib Mahmood had taken the most 9 wickets in the three-match ODI series. Saqib Mehmood’s performance helped England beat Pakistan 3-0. It should be noted that just before this series, cases of Corona were found in the England team, after which the entire team was changed overnight. England had played against Pakistan with their B team and yet Pakistan had lost in a shameful manner. Saqib Mahmood was instrumental in England’s series win and he also dismissed Babar Azam.
The power of Saqib Mahmood
Saqib Mahmood does not have much speed, his average speed is 130 to 135 km per hour, but this bowler knows how to swing. Especially with his outswing, Saqib Mahmood annoys the batsmen a lot. This is the weakness of many of India’s great batsmen, including Virat Kohli. However, he is still playing ODI and T20 cricket for England.
Saqib Mahmood has taken 14 wickets in 7 ODIs and 7 wickets in 8 T20 innings. It is clear that Saqib Mahmood has performed well so far and he seems ready for the test format. By the way, for the second test, England has also added Moin Ali to the team. It is believed that the English team will land at Lord’s with at least two changes.