Deccan Chronicle – Nottingham: Kuldeep Yadav hopes his recent limited-overs performances will prompt India’s selectors to include him in their squad for the upcoming Test series in England.

Summary

  • Nottingham: Kuldeep Yadav hopes his recent limited-overs performances will prompt India’s selectors to include him in their squad for the upcoming Test series in England.
  • The left-arm wrist spinner took a superb one-day international best six for 25 in his maximum 10 overs as India beat England by eight wickets at Trent Bridge on Thursday to go 1-0 up in a three-match series.
  • Left-arm wrist spinners are a rarity in top-level cricket and England’s batsmen are struggling to pick which way Yadav is turning the ball.
  • But on Thursday, albeit with opener Alex Hales missing with a side injury that has ruled him out of the entire series, Yadav removed an England top three of Jason Roy, Test skipper Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow in a stunning spell of three wickets for five runs in 10 balls.
  • Meanwhile Morgan tried to put England’s struggles against Yadav into perspective by saying: “Considering there is only one left-arm ‘Chinaman’ (a left-arm wrist-spinner) bowler in the world it is not a huge concern.


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