The India squad has chosen the left-arm bowler Jaydev Unadkat for the Test series in Bangladesh. Unadkat, who recently bowled Saurashtra to victory in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Has taken the position of Mohammed Shami. Who was recently force to withdraw from the series due to a tightness in his bowling arm. In Bangladesh, India will take part in two Test matches.
Unadkat would surpass Parthiv Patel’s record for the highest gap between two Matches by an Indian cricket player if he is given the chance to participate in one of the two Tests in Bangladesh. At the age of 31, the left-arm bowler took part in his only Test series at Centurion versus South Africa in 2010. Since then, he has taken part in ten Twenty20 international matches and 7 One Day international matches. But he has never been a contender for said five-day match.
Despite the fact that Unadkat’s replacement of Shami may not be exactly a like-for-like replacement. The season bowler was reportedly select based on recent performances. He finished the just concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy as the tournament’s leading wicket-taker with 19 wickets in 10 games.
Jaydev Unadkat last played a Test in 2010
Unadkat, one of the most prolific pacers in Indian county cricket, having collected 353 wickets in 96 matches over his career. This includes a 67-wicket Ranji Trophy season in 2019-20, which enabled Saurashtra win their first Ranji Trophy title.
Furthermore, some believe that the experienced bowler has shown a high degree of maturity in all forms. And that he was on the minds of the leaving selection committee, which allegedly came close to picking him for the India team multiple times. Unadkat, whom was base in Rajkot, is anticipated to join the Indian squad in Dhaka by Sunday.
Many players, including skipper Rohit Sharma, have been injure on the Indian squad’s trip to Bangladesh. It’s unclear whether the skipper is officially out of the series. Rohit, who was injure in the second ODI in Dhaka on December 7, is anticipate to be available for the second Test. In the first Test, KL Rahul will skipper the side.