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Kuldeep has not been included in the Chennai Test. Captain Kohli said that Kuldeep is included in our plans. (File photo)
The first Test match is being played in Chennai between India and England. Washington, Sundar and Shahbaz Nadeem have been included in the playing eleven, preferring veteran left arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav. Nadeem was in the team as a standby for the first two Tests. Team India captain Virat Kohli revealed the reasons for not including Kuldeep after the end of the first day’s play.
He said, “We are giving priority to bowlers who can also contribute in batting. Therefore, Vashigantan Sundar was preferred over Kuldeep. ‘ He said, ‘Kuldeep trained better in Australia and developed his skills. It can be used in home series. They are experienced and involved in our plans. ‘
Bumrah said – All the players are doing their work better
After the first day’s play, Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah was also questioned about the playing-11. In response, Bumrah said, ‘It can be said at the end of the match whether a player performed well or not. Right now all the players are doing their work in a better way.
Experts raised questions about not including Kuldeep
Cricket experts have been raising questions over Kuldeep not being included in the playing XI. He argues that at number seven R Ashwin comes to bat. The team should trust the top-7 batsmen and those bowling lineups should be given the opportunity to have more wickets. If the batting bowler has to give priority, then Shardul Thakur should have been included in place of Ishant Sharma. Since the Indian pitch is better for spin bowlers, Kuldeep could have been more successful here. In such a situation, he should have been given a chance.
Michael Vaughan also raised questions
Former England captain Michael Vaughan has questioned the inclusion of Kuldeep Yadav in the playing XI of the Indian team. He said that if he does not give Kuldeep a chance in his country, then where will he feed. He said that not feeding Yadav in the team is a wrong decision.
Kuldeep played last test in January 2019
Kuldeep Yadav played his last Test match against Australia in Sydney in January 2019. In that match, he also had the feat of taking 5 wickets in the innings. Kuldeep has taken 24 wickets in 6 Tests so far.