Saurabh Kumar remained on the bench even in the first test match.
India vs Bangladesh 2nd Test will be played from 22 December
Team India is ahead 1-0 in the 2 match test series
new Delhi. The Indian cricket team is currently on a tour of Bangladesh (India vs Bangladesh). Team India is playing a 2-match Test series against hosts Bangladesh. The second and last Test match of the series will be played in Mirpur from Thursday (December 22). KL Rahul and Co. would not like to change the playing XI in the second Test match, as their batsmen and bowlers performed brilliantly in the first Test match. In such a situation, Saurabh Kumar may have to sit on the bench again. Chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav and Akshar Patel bowled well in the Chittagong Test.
Kuldeep took a total of 8 wickets in the first test match while also scoring 40 runs with the bat. This is the best score of Kuldeep’s Test career. On the other hand, Axar Patel took a total of 5 wickets which included 4 wickets in the second innings. Saurabh Kumar is also a left arm spinner but Akshar Patel gives depth option in batting, in such a situation Saurabh Kumar may have to stay out of the playing eleven in the second test match as well.
Saurabh Kumar recently played for India A and bowled brilliantly in the 2-match Test series against Bangladesh A. He took a total of 15 wickets in 2 Test matches. He played an important role in helping India A team win the second Test. Seeing this performance of Saurabh, he was included in the Indian squad for the Test series against Bangladesh, but in the first Test match, he was preferred to Kuldeep Yadav. Kuldeep returned to Test after two years.
Chinaman spinner Kuldeep grabbed this opportunity with both hands. He sent 5 batsmen of Bangladesh to the pavilion in the first innings of the Chittagong Test match. After this, he also made important contribution with the bat. Akshar Patel also cannot be ignored in view of his short but excellent International Test career. Akshar has taken 44 wickets in 7 Test matches so far. R Ashwin is the first choice of Team India as a spinner. Team India will land in Mirpur with two pacers. In such a situation, the wait for Saurabh Kumar may be longer.
India’s playing XI for the second Test against Bangladesh: KL Rahul (Captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Akshar Patel, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 20, 2022, 06:45 IST