Chennai: The first match of the four-game test series between India and England is played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai (Chennai test). In this match, England captain Joe Root won the draw and decided to beat the first and handed the bowling over to Team India. The match marked the return of Virat Kohli, who was not part of Team India in three tests on the Australian tour due to paternity leave.
Captain Virat Kohli made a surprise selection in the lineup in the first test match against England. Kuldeep Yadav, who was ready to return to the test team after 2 years, was again ignored. Virat Kohli gave left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem a chance by not picking Kuldeep Yadav.
Other than that, Kohli gave Ishant Sharma a chance by dismissing Mohammad Siraj, who did well in Australia. Washington Sundar and Ravichandran Ashwin were to play. Kuldeep Yadav was seen as a big contender with Sundar and Ashwin as the third spinner, but once again he was treated unfairly.
Kuldeep Yadav played his last Test match in Sydney in 2019 against Australia. In this match, Kuldeep Yadav took 5 wickets in the heats. All the cricket fans on social media were demanding to include Kuldeep Yadav in the game eleven of the first test against England.
– Shivani (@meme_ki_diwani) February 5, 2021
Why Kuldeep is not playing
Due to bcci policy
– 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 poor selection
Aus hero siraj ko bahar kar diya
– @sunnykumarhosy) February 5, 2021
Bad luck for Kuldeep again missed, Axar injury effect on his selection!
Sundar instead of Axar, Nadeem adds as a 3rd spinner!
I hope he has a chance in the next game …
– Aash Mehta (@iamaashmehta) February 5, 2021
Kuldeep is much better than nadeem and sundar.
And by turning on the track like chepauk, he would be more efficient than other bowlers.
Worst decision of the team leadership.
– (@ Jaysinh_Rajput8) February 5, 2021
Why is kuldeep yadav not 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 say that Kuldeep Yadav made his test debut in Dharamshala against Australia in 2017. Kuldeep Yadav has taken 24 wickets in 6 tests for India so far. Kuldeep Yadav was also present with Team India on the Australian tour, but he stayed out of the entire series. Ajinkya Rahane and coach Ravi Shastri also congratulated Kuldeep Yadav, as Kuldeep had coached the Indian batsmen in nets without any selfishness.
India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wicket keeper), 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 (wicket keeper), Dominic Bess, Joffra Archer, Jack Leach, James Anderson.