Kuldeep Yadav, who was ready to return to the Test team after 2 years, was once again ignored. Virat Kohli gave left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem a chance by not choosing Kuldeep Yadav. In addition, Kohli gave Ishant Sharma a chance by sitting out Mohammad Siraj, who performed well in Australia.
The first 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 has won the toss and decided to bat first and handed the bowling to Team India.
The match has resulted in the return of Virat Kohli as captain, who was not a part of Team India in three Test matches on the Australian tour due to parental leave.
Skipper Virat Kohli made surprising selections in the playing XI of the first Test against England. Kuldeep Yadav, who was ready to return to the Test team after 2 years, was once again ignored. Virat Kohli gave left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem a chance by not choosing Kuldeep Yadav (Kuldeep yadav).
In addition, Kohli gave Ishant Sharma a chance by sitting out Mohammad Siraj, who performed well in Australia.
Washington was set to play Sundar and Ravichandran Ashwin. Kuldeep Yadav was considered a big contender as the third spinner with Sundar and Ashwin, but once again he was unfair.
Kuldeep Yadav played his last Test match against Australia in Sydney in 2019. Kuldeep Yadav took 5 wickets in the innings. On social media, all cricket fans were demanding the inclusion of Kuldeep Yadav in the first Test playing XI against England.
Kuldeep Yadav made his Test debut in Dharamsala against Australia in 2017. Kuldeep Yadav has taken 24 wickets for India in 6 Tests so far. Kuldeep Yadav was also present on the tour of Australia with Team India but sat out through the entire series. Ajinkya Rahane and coach Ravi Shastri had also praised Kuldeep Yadav as Kuldeep had practiced 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, Oli Pope, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Dominic Bes, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, James Anderson.