By Khushi Pal
Published Feb 23, 2024

Hindustan Times

Photo Credits: AP

Akash Deep shines in Test cricket debut against England. See highlights

Akash Deep made his Test debut in the India vs England fourth match at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi on February 23, 2024.

The 27-year-old became India's 313th Test cricketer.

Akash received his Test cap from cricket legend and India head coach Rahul Dravid.

Akash is the fourth Indian cricketer to get his Test cap in this series after Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan and Dhurv Jurel.

Here is a look at his spectacular performance in his Test cricket debut. 

 The right-arm pacer picked up 12 wickets in the three unofficial tests, including two four-wicket hauls.

During the fourth Test match against England on February 21, Deep took three wickets, dismissing  Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope.

Akash has a first-class average of 23.58. 

Meanwhile, the Bihar-based bowler has claimed 103 wickets across 30 matches in First Class cricket.