Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav accomplished a sensational with 5/40 against Bangladesh in the first Test to record his third Test five-for for India.
Kuldeep, playing for Team India in Bangladesh in the first Test in Chattogram, picked up a five-wicket haul to bundle out the hosts for 150.
Bangladesh were bowled out cheaply in reply to India’s 404 in the first innings of the first Test at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Friday.
Kuldeep finished with 5-40 while Axar Patel took the last wicket of Mehidy Hasan (25) as India wrapped up the Bangladesh innings about an hour into the third day.
Three of Kuldeep Yadav’s best five figures have come away from home. In fact, in his career of 8 matches and 31 wickets so far, he has picked up 15 in away Tests at a superb strike rate of 34.7.
In a small space, Kuldeep Yadav is now the Indian spinner with the best strike rate away from home (with a minimum of 10 wickets).
Kuldeep Yadav Third Indian to Grab 5 Wicket Haul
The spinner became the third Indian player to grab a five-wicket haul in a Test innings vs Bangladesh.
India chose not to enforce the follow-on in the test match.
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Team India updates
India Captain Rohit Sharma suffered a blow to his thumb in the second over while fielding in the 2nd ODI. The BCCI Medical Team assessed him and he underwent scans at a local hospital in Dhaka. He has flown to Mumbai for specialist consultation and will miss the final ODI. A call on his availability for the upcoming Test series will be taken later.
Fast bowler Kuldeep Sen complained of stiffness in his back after the first ODI. The BCCI Medical Team assessed him and he was advised rest from the 2nd ODI. Kuldeep has been diagnosed with a stress injury and is ruled out of the series. Fellow fast bowler Deepak Chahar sustained a left hamstring strain during the 2nd ODI and is also ruled out of the series. Both Kuldeep and Deepak will now report to NCA for further management of their injuries.
The All-India Senior Selection Committee has added Kuldeep Yadav to India’s squad for the third and final ODI.
India’s squad for 3rd ODI against Bangladesh: KL Rahul (C) (WK), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (WK), Shahbaz Ahmed, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Kuldeep Yadav.