Team India would look to make amends11 March 2020 / SkyBook365 Cricket Editors Team
Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneswar Kumar will make a comeback in the team.
Former England captain and fearsome pace bowler Bob Willis has passed away, aged 70 after a short illness. Wills captained his country between 1982 to 1984, played in 90 tests and 64 one-day internationals from 1971 to 1984. Willis, known for his long, curving run-up and inspired spells of fast bowling, finishing with 325 wickets at 25.2 fourth best for England behind James Anderson, Stuart Broad, and Ian Botham. The six-foot six-inch fast bowler instilled fear in batsmen at a time when most of the world’s best pace bowlers were from the West Indies or Australia. Willis was named in the country's greatest Test XI by the ECB On the occasion of England's 1000th Test in August 2018. Apart from playing for his country, he played for Surrey, Warwickshire and Northen Transvall. Post his playing career, Willis made the jump to commentary. He quickly gained a reputation for being one of the harshest critics of players and the modern game.
Star all-rounder Ian Botham describes his team-mate as a "tremendous trier, a great team man and an inspiration the only world-class fast bowler in my time as an England player". The former international cricketer is survived by his wife Lauren, daughter Katie, brother David and sister Ann. "We are heartbroken to lose our beloved Bob, who was an incredible husband, father, brother, and grandfather. He made a huge impact on everybody he knew and we will miss him terribly," Willis's family said in a statement. "All at Surrey County Cricket Club are devastated to learn of the passing of former Surrey and England bowler Bob Willis. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time." Surrey tweeted. Graham Gooch, a former England cricket captain and tea mate of Willis, said the sport had lost an iconic figure.
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