Indian players who are making their first tour to England for Bilateral Series
Chahal is the recent sensation in the Indian Cricket team with his wrist spin. This is his first outing to England. He was not a part of the team in Champions trophy last year. But After the champions trophy he earned a permanent place in the Indian limitted overs squad. Now he is the lead spinner of the Indian apon attack in white ball format accompanying with his partner Kuldeep Yadav. The new spin duo is been phenomenal for the team over last 8 months. They had a successful tour to SouthAfrica where India manages to win both the white ball series. These two were the leading wicket takers of the series in the pitches which often assist fast bowlers. That is a big possitive to Indian team in the upcomg tour in England which also occupies majority of pacer friendly pitches.He had a decent IPL with 12 wickets in 14 matche with a bowling average of 30.
Like in the case of chahal he is also having his first outing to England. His chinaman deliveries were the big threat to batsmen in the SouthAfrica tour. He can also contribute a little bit with bat. He had a good IPL 2018 with 17 wickets in 16 matches with a bowling average of 24.
Hardik pandya the find for the long search of Indian Cricket team for a pace bowling allrounder after Irfan Pathan has been magnificent in the IPL and the recent Ireland T20I series with a 8 ball 31 runs in the last T20I which is amongst some of the records in the T20I history of Indian Cricket team. The pace bowling allrounder will have an important role in the team as he is the fifth bowler of the team accompanying with the part time bowlers. In his first outing to England for Champions trophy in 2017 he had a good season with the bat including a fighting knock of 76 in final against Pakistan. He took 4 wickets in 5 matches with a decent economy. Also he had an amazing allround IPL season with 260 runs and 18 wickets.
After having some good performances in IPL and domestic tournaments he earned a call in the team. He made his international debut in the last game of the Ireland T20I series. He took 21 wickets in 17 matches in the IPL 2018. His line and variations are impressive to fans and the analysts.
Eventhough he is in the 15 men squad of the team over the last one year he didnt got enough chances in the playing xi. This is his first outing to England. He had a blistering IPL season this year. He single handedly fought for his franchise in many matches. He scored 659 runs with an average of 54. He is one of the contenders for the No.4 spot which is a deficit in the Indian playing xi. He also said the playing at any position is ok for him recently.
Shreyas Iyer is included only in the ODI team. He is currently playing in India A team which is having a pretty outing in England now. He also had an instant captaincy role on Delhi franchise in IPL. He is also one of the contenders for the no.4 position. He had a good debut series against Srilanka last year. In IPL 2018 he scored 411 runs with an average of 37.
Another two players who were all set to have their first tour to England are going to miss the series unfortunately due to the injury. They are Washington Sundar and Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah the only fast bowler in the top 10 in ICC ODI bowlers ranking ruled out of the whiteball series due to finger injury. India will miss his service badly in death overs. There may be some new faces in this tour in upcoming days as their replacements.