Who is Dhruv Jurel? Who got entry in Team India test team

By Ravi - January 13, 2024 - Last updated on Jan 13, 2024 03:28 PM
Who is Dhruv Jurel? Who got entry in Team India test team

Who is Dhruv Jurel? Who got entry in Team India's test team

The Indian team has been announced for the first two test matches against England. Dhruv Jurel has got a chance in this team. After all, who is Dhruv Jurel, who has got the place as the third wicketkeeper in Team India along with KS Bharat and KL Rahul? For this, Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan were also ignored.

Team India was announced late night on 12th January for the first two matches of the 5-match Test series against England. Team India has 4 spinners, 3 wicketkeepers.

dhruv jurel

Who is Dhruv Jurel: 22 year old Dhruv was born on 21 January 2001 in Agra, UP. He has been the vice-captain of Team India playing the 2020 Under-19 World Cup. Then Team India lost to Bangladesh in the final by 3 wickets under Duckworth Lewis Method. Wicketkeeper batsman Dhruv bats in the middle order, he has a wide range of shots. He plays for Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket, in the Under-19 team he had Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Verma, Ravi Bishnoi, Priyam Garg. He is very close to Rinku Singh in the UP team.

Dhruv Jurel performance in domestic cricket

Dhruv Jurel first made his debut in first class matches for Uttar Pradesh in February 2022. So far, he has scored 790 runs in 15 first class matches at an average of 46.47, which includes one century and 5 half-centuries, while he has also taken 34 catches and 2 stumpings

Jurel made his List A debut for India A against UAE A in the 2023 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup on 14 July 2023. So far, he has scored 189 runs in 10 List A matches, where he averages 47.25 and strike rate is 92.19. He also has 2 half-centuries and 18 wickets in his name. Whereas in T20 format, Dhruv Jurel has scored 244 runs in 23 matches at a strike rate of 137.07. Also took 10 catches and 1 stumping. Overall, he is known for his fast batting whenever the opportunity arises.

Dhruv Jurel Sold for Rs 20 lakh in IPL

Before the 15th season of IPL, Rajasthan Royals included Jurel in their team in the mega auction, then he was included by the Rajasthan team for Rs 20 lakh. Dhruv's run figures may have been low in the IPL 2023 season, but he played some innings that got attention. He made his debut as an impressive player, on 5 April 2023 he played a brilliant inning of 32 runs in 15 balls for Rajasthan Royals against Punjab Kings in Guwahati.

He played an inning of 10 runs in 4 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2023. He was greatly appreciated. Because then the match was stuck in the last over. In IPL 2023, Jurel scored 152 runs in 13 matches at an average of 21.71 and an explosive strike rate of 172.73. Dhruv Jurel's strike rate in the death overs (17-20) in IPL is quite strong.

India Test squad for the first two Tests against England:

Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), KS Bharat (wicketkeeper), Dhruv Jurel (wicketkeeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah (vice-captain) and Avesh Khan.

England Test squad for the first two Tests against India:

Ben Stokes (captain), Rehan Ahmed, James Anderson, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Shoaib Bashir, Brook, Jack Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ben Focus, Tom Hartley, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root and Mark Wood.

Also Read: Who is the Indian batsman to win 100 T20 matches?

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