Former opener in India Wasim Jaffer, who is quite famous for his hilarious and cryptic tweets on social media, got another one ahead of the third Test match between England and India which will be played from 25 August in Leeds, Headingley.
India are 1-0 up after two Test matches thanks to a stunning 151-run victory at Lord’s and will take an undisputed lead by winning the Leeds Test match. The field has historically had a turn in Headingley in the last two days of the game as it breaks and weakens. It could entice India to enter with two spinners and three pacers.
Sometimes you may not know, but you just need a cup of filter Kaapi: Wasim Jaffer bats to include Ravichandran Ashwin
England can also play at least 4 left-handers in Headingley, as they recalled David Malan in the squad and also had Rory Burns and Sam Curran in the squad. This led to many experts predicting that India might consider playing Ravichandran Ashwin in the XI.
Wasim Jaffer also said something in the vein when he referred to Filter Kaapi, a type of coffee popular in Chennai, where Ashwin comes from, and indicated to the Indian team that he should be the auctioneer in the XI for the Headingley Test include.
‘Sometimes you may not know, but you just need the cup of filter kaapi, and only if you know it, do you know what you missed. Good luck to Team India for Headingley, ” he tweeted.
Sometimes you may not know, but you just need the cup filter filter, and only if you know it, you know what you missed. Good luck to Team India for Headingley 😊 #ENGvIND
– Wasim Jaffer (@ WasimJaffer14) 24 August 2021
Anything is possible: Virat Kohli on the inclusion of Ravichandran Ashwin
Meanwhile, India captain Virat Kohli mentioned during a virtual press conference on the eve of the third Test that they were surprised to see the amount of grass on the Leeds field, and that the team management will judge the field on how it may act on the third and fourth day before you call Ashwin.
As for Ashwin, we are quite surprised to see the field as it was. We could see a lot of surfaces, which I honestly did not expect. I thought there would be a lot of grass on the field. It will be sharper and more vibrant. But that will not be the case. So everything is possible, “ Kohli said.
It remains to be seen whether Ashwin will come in for left-handed versatile Ravindra Jadeja, who did not do much to bowl in the two Tests he played. Or if Ishant Sharma makes way for the off-spinner in the XI.