Indian team ahead 1-0 in 2 match series
Kuldeep took 8 wickets in the first test
new Delhi. Kuldeep Yadav had done well in the first Test. He was also the player of the match in the first Test against Bangladesh (IND vs BAN). But he has been dropped from the second test. Left-arm fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat has been included in his place. Apart from taking 5 wickets in the first innings, Kuldeep also scored an important 40 runs. Due to this the team was able to reach the score of 400 runs. Then in the second innings, this left arm spinner took 3 wickets. He got a chance to play Test after almost 2 years. Even after performing well, he has been dropped again.
After the toss, Indian captain KL Rahul said, we were confused about the wicket. There is a lot of grass on it. Not too worried even after losing the toss. On the question of Kuldeep’s exclusion, he said that it was a tough decision. Unadkat has been given a chance in his place. We have Ashwin and Akshar Patel as spinners. Earlier this happened in Bangladesh in 2012. Leg-spinner Amit Mishra took 7 wickets in the match and also scored a half-century. After this he was dropped from the next test. After 12 years once again the same was seen in Bangladesh.
Akshar took 5 and Ashwin could take only one wicket.
Talking about the first Test, left-arm spinner Akshar Patel took one wicket in the first innings and 4 wickets in the second innings. He had scored 14 runs. At the same time, off-spinner R Ashwin did not get a wicket in the first innings. In the second innings, he was successful in taking only one wicket. Although his performance with the bat was good. He scored an important 58 runs in the first innings. But Akshar’s performance as a batsman in Tests is not that good.
The team preferred the batting all-rounder
If we look at the Test record, Kuldeep Yadav has so far taken 34 wickets in 8 Tests at an average of 22. Has done the feat of taking 5 wickets 3 times. 5 wickets for 40 runs is the best performance. He has scored 94 runs at an average of 10. 40 runs is the best score. On the other hand, if we look at Akshar Patel’s record, he has taken 44 wickets in 7 Tests. 5 times 5 wickets is a blow. He has also scored 211 runs at an average of 23. Has scored a half century. But Kuldeep’s current form is good. But the Indian team preferred him because of Akshar’s batting.
Former Indian coach Ravi Shastri has said many times that if you want to win the match, then you should feed 5 specialist bowlers. When he was a coach, he used to do the same. The team had also achieved great success during that time. Apart from winning the series twice in Australia, he also achieved success in England and South Africa.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 22, 2022, 09:31 IST