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IND vs ENG: Mark Wood returns to playing 11, Rohit Sharma responds to Ben Duckett’s ‘Bazball’ comment

India eyes WTC glory with 3-1 lead, Mark Wood’s return helps England beat XI.

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Rohit Sharma responds to Duckett’s ‘Bazball’ comment in press conference

India and England are going to play the last match of the Test series in Dharamshala. Before that, Indian team captain Rohit Sharma, in the press conference, responded to Ben Duckett’s comment, this answer was about the aggressive playing style played by England in the Test series.

In a press conference Rohit Sharma responds, Rohit Sharma gave a statement about the aggressive style of ‘Bazball’, Rohit said, “To be honest, I don’t know what “Bazball” means, is it to go and attack, is it to go and defend. Have to do it and wait for the loose ball.” He further added, “I haven’t seen anyone swinging wildly, so I don’t know what that word means. But, yes, clearly he has played better cricket than the last time he was here.”

Recognizing the change in England’s performance, Rohit praised the two English batsmen for their excellent performance. He said, “He applied his method to get some success and he got success. But other than that, I don’t know what it means.”

However, Rohit couldn’t resist Ben Duckett’s comments in which he suggested that England should take credit for the aggressive playing style seen in the series. In response to this, Rohit jokingly reminded Duckett about the presence of Rishabh Pant in the Indian team. Rohit said with a smile, “There was a boy named Rishabh Pant in our team, maybe Ben Duckett has not seen him play.” This is Rohit Sharma’s own style of reply which is liked by everyone.

Third fast bowler considered depending on weather in Dharamshala Test

Rohit Sharma has remained tight-lipped about India’s probable XI, insisting that the decision depends on weather conditions. He said, “If we feel that the season is going to be like this, then there is a good chance to play the third seamer. We have not made a full decision on it yet, but there is a good chance.”

Reflecting on the pitch, Rohit said, “Looking at the pitch at the moment, it looks like a good pitch. Obviously, you have to expect, when we have weather like this, there will be some movement, and Maybe even later.” The game will continue, there will be some twist or something.”

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Mark Wood returns and Ollie Robinson is rested

The Test in Dharamshala begins on Thursday, March 7, and both teams are competing to clinch World Test Championship points. With India taking an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series, they currently hold the first position in the WTC25 standings. Meanwhile, eighth-placed England will be aiming to climb up the table with a points percentage of 19.44.

England made one change to their lineup and announced their final eleven for the Dharamsala Test. England pacer Mark Wood has returned to the team after being rested for the fourth Test in Ranchi to manage his workload. Wood’s return comes as a relief to Ollie Robinson, who suffered a back strain during the previous match.

Wood, who made appearances in the first and third Tests, brings his pace and experience to the English attack. The 34-year-old made important contributions in the third Test, taking four wickets and scoring a crucial 37 runs, even though the side suffered a defeat.

England Playing XI

England’s playing XI for the Dharamsala Test includes Jack Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (captain), Ben Fox, Tom Hartley, Mark Wood, James Anderson and Shoaib Bashir.

All eyes will be on whether the talk of ‘Bazball’ translates into action on the field, or whether England will win the match and secure vital points in the World Test Championship.

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