In the first Test match going on at Chepauk, Chennai skipper Virat Kohli had indicated about Kuldeep comeback in his statement. He said a much-improved looking all set Kuldeep Yadav would be in India’s “scheme of things”. But Kohli left things suspicious without making clear what he said?
The left-arm wrist-spinner again listed out from the squad in this home series. Kohli’s men went in with Shahbaz Nadeem, Washington Sundar and Ravichandran Ashwin as there main spinners in the first Test match. On Thursday, after Axar Patel complained about his knee injury and said he needs some more rest, at which in the 11th hour Nadeem was drafted into the squad.
This is something ride with the spinner as Kuldeep, in his last Test match achieved a five-wicket haul was overlooked without a chance.
Later on Thursday the reason behind this was cleared by caption Kohli. He said in this series they were looking for bowlers who can even contribute with the bat down the order.
He added this is what they were following in their home ground as there pattern to success. Perhaps might be Kohli forgot and needs to be reminded that Kuldeep has a First Class hundred in a very crucial stage at his name.
Although, on Friday Nadeem didn’t able to follow his initial lengths. He delivered a number of short balls, that gave time to the openers to have a good start. He was a regret of his bowling performance and gave assurance to get back at the same pace.
This is all we know from captain statement and now we have to see when Kuldeep get into the squad. What do you think regarding Kohli’s statement? Do share with us your valuable feedback.