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After leading the Indian National Cricket Team to defeat the England National Cricket Team across all formats, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his boys are heading back to work after enjoying a short break, as the one-off Test between India and Bangladesh starting in Hyderabad on Thursday.
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And as we posted before that, according to the Cricketnext, the warm-up game also gives the likes of Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav and Abhinav Mukund an opportunity to impress Kohli and coach Anil Kumble going into the Test match.
While Mukund may still not make the cut as first-choice openers KL Rahul and Murali Vijay are fit, one between Jayant and Pandya might make the cut as the all-rounder.
But now it’s is confirmed that the 22-year-old Kanpur born Indian Left-arm unorthodox spinner Kuldeep Yadav has replaced the leg spinner Amit Mishra for the one-off upcoming test series against Banglasesh.
As the leg spinner Amit Mishra, who was part of India’s last Test XI, did not train with the team on Tuesday after having injured his knee. This was the maiden Test call-up for Kuldeep.
The 34-year-old Indian international Amit Mishra sustained the injury while fielding in the last T20 international against England on February 1.
And he has been advised rest by the India medical team, and will undergo further assessment in due time.
And the Left-arm unorthodox spinner Kuldeep Yadav played the practice match against the Bangladesh National Team, returning figures of 1 for 32 and 2 for 2. He has also been named for the three-day tour game against the Australians on February 16.
Kuldeep was part of the Rest of India squad in the Irani Cup match but failed to take a wicket. He has played 22 first-class games for 81 wickets at an average of 33.11.