Chennai: The first match of the four-match Test series between India and England is being played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai Test. In this match, England captain Joe Root won the toss and decided to bat first and handed the bowling to Team India. The match marked the return of Virat Kohli, who was not part of Team India in three Tests on Australian tour due to paternity leave.
Captain Virat Kohli made a surprise selection in the playing eleven of the first Test match against England. Kuldeep Yadav, who was ready to return to the Test team after 2 years, was once again ignored. Virat Kohli gave a chance to left arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem by not choosing Kuldeep Yadav.
Apart from this, Kohli gave a chance to Ishant Sharma by sitting out Mohammad Siraj, who did well in Australia. Washington Sundar and Ravichandran Ashwin were scheduled to play. Kuldeep Yadav was considered a big contender with Sundar and Ashwin as the third spinner, but he was once again unfair.
Kuldeep Yadav played his last Test match in Sydney in 2019 against Australia. In that match, Kuldeep Yadav took 5 wickets in the innings. All the cricket fans on social media were demanding that Kuldeep Yadav be included in the playing eleven of the first Test against England.
– Shivani (@meme_ki_diwani) February 5, 2021
Why kuldeep not playing
Due to bcci politics
– Ashutosh Bairagi (@ AshutoshBaira25) February 5, 2021
Feel sad for kuldeep
– PraModh Kumar (@ Pramodh35) February 5, 2021
Kuldeep sirf top 15 me aate he. Lekin kabhi 11 me nahi.
– Vishal Bharambe (@ VishalBharamb17) February 5, 2021
Still shocked no kuldeep
– hitesh dadhich (@dadhichhitesh) February 5, 2021
Siraj aur kuldeep ko lena chahiye tha.
Very bad selection
Aus hero siraj ko bahar kar diya
– @sunnykumarhosy) February 5, 2021
Bad luck for Kuldeep missed out again, Axar injury effect on his selection!
Sundar at place of Axar, Nadeem add as 3rd spinner!
Hope he’ll get chance in next match …
– Aash Mehta (@iamaashmehta) February 5, 2021
Kuldeep is far better than nadeem and sundar.
And on turning track like chepauk he would be more effective than the other bowlers.
Worst decision from the team management.
– (@ Jaysinh_Rajput8) February 5, 2021
Why kuldeep yadav is out from playing 11.
– varun sharma (@ varunsh64184481) February 5, 2021
– Abhinaykaushal (@ Abhinaykausha11) February 5, 2021
Bhai kuldeep ke saath kya kar rahe ho ya toh uska naam squad mei mat diya karo, warna net bowler jo backup hai unhe uske aage khilate ho, buhat bura karte ho ye.
– Aman Agarwal ( February 5, 2021
Please tell that Kuldeep Yadav made his Test debut in Dharamsala against Australia in the year 2017. Kuldeep Yadav has taken 24 wickets in 6 Tests for India so far. Kuldeep Yadav was also present with Team India on the tour of Australia, but he remained out of the entire series. Ajinkya Rahane and coach Ravi Shastri also praised Kuldeep Yadav, as Kuldeep had practiced the Indian batsmen at the nets without any selfishness.
India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Shahbaz Nadeem.
England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root (captain), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jose Butler (wicketkeeper), Dominic Bess, Joffra Archer, Jack Leach, James Anderson.