IND vs ENG: Harry Brook Pulls Out of Test Series in India Due to Personal Reasons

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England cricket board on Sunday informed that he will be out of the series

Vishal Singh Jan. 21, 2024

Due to personal circumstances, England's great batsman Harry Brook will miss the forthcoming 5-Test series against India, which begins on January 25. In a statement released on Sunday, January 21, the England and Wales Cricket Board stated that the Delhi Capitals hitter will be going back home immediately.

England stated that they will name Harry Brook's replacement in the next few days. It was confirmed by the board that Brook would not go back to India. The visiting England team, who will be up against one of their hardest opponents over the next two months, will certainly miss having Brook absent.

ECB Informed -

The Brook family respectfully requests privacy during this time. In light of this, the ECB and the family kindly request the media and the public to respect their wish for privacy and refrain from intruding on their private space.

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WHY BROOK ABSENCE IS A BIG BLOW -

One of the mainstays of the England Test team in the current era under head coach Brendon McCullum and captain Ben Stokes has been Harry Brook. Being a key proponent of the 'Bazball' idea, After Joe Root stepped down as a captain, Brook was the only best option to be considered along.

Harry Brook has amassed 1181 runs at an average of 62.15 in 12 Test matches, with four hundreds already achieved. England's prospects of upsetting India would have been much increased if Brook had had the opportunity to play in Indian conditions as he has played in the IPL 2023 season so he is known to the Indian pitch conditions.

With a remarkable debut in Pakistan, Brook quickly established himself as a global celebrity. With an average of 80.90 and a strike rate close to 100, he collected 809 runs in just 6 Test matches during his maiden series, which was nothing short of remarkable.

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Because of his skill with the bat, Brook became the fastest player to amass 1000 Test runs in history. He did so in just 1058 balls during the Ashes 2023 Test match against Australia. Colin de Grandhomme of New Zealand set the previous record with 1149 balls taken, but this accomplishment surpassed it.

For Brook, though, the Ashes series offered a new kind of difficulty. The series brought to light the challenges he had against the formidable Australian side, even though he scored a crucial 61 for England that demonstrated his calm. He appeared to be under pressure from expectations, which was very different from the effortless play he displayed in Pakistan.