Rehan Ahmed won’t take part in remaining India-England Tests, will return home

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RANCHI: The England Cricket Board (ECB) on Friday announced that English allrounder Rehan Ahmed has returned home for personal reasons and will not be taking part in the remaining Tests against India.

In a statement, the ECB said that Rehan won’t be returning to India for the remaining Test matches. It also added that the visitors won’t be replacing the 19-year-old for the rest of the tour.

“Rehan Ahmed will return home for personal reasons with immediate effect from England Men’s Test tour of India. He will not be returning to India. England will not be replacing Ahmed for the rest of the tour”, the statement said.
After taking part in the first three Test matches against India, Rehan scalped 11 wickets at an average of 44.00. Currently, he is also the fourth-highest wicket-taker of the series.

Ben Stokes’ England won the toss and decided to bat first against Rohit Sharma-led India in the fourth Test match at JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on Friday.

India Playing XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhruv Jurel (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Akash Deep, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj.

England Playing XI: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Tom Hartley, Ollie Robinson, Shoaib Bashir, James Anderson. (ANI)

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