India vs Bangladesh: Kuldeep Yadav posts a motivational message after his non-inclusion for T20I series
Kuldeep Yadav finds no place in India T20I squad for Bangladesh series.
by Jatin Author
Published - Oct 25, 2019 5:00 pm | Updated - Oct 25, 2019 5:00 pm
The BCCI selectors have released the Indian squad for the upcoming T20I and Test series against Bangladesh at home. The three-match T20I series will be played from November 3 and will be followed by the five-day encounters. This will be the first time Bangladesh will be playing multiple Tests on the India tour.
The T20I squad saw some new names in Shivam Dube and Sanju Samson being rewarded for their consistent performances in domestic cricket. Samson has played one T20I for India in 2015, but for Dube, it is a maiden call up. He came into limelight for hitting five consecutive sixes in one over in the T20 Mumbai League last year. The Test squad was the same as the South Africa series, but for one player of the longer format, it was heartbreaking not to be named in the T20I squad.
Kuldeep Yadav stays positive despite being not included in T20I setup
For left-arm Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, it has been the third straight T20I series in which his name is not included by the selectors, as they try out new faces and skillsets keeping the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia in mind. Kuldeep has lost his touch ever since being picked apart in the 2019 World Cup, as he was dropped for the last few matches.
Since then, he has not been picked in the limited-overs scene along with partner Yuzvendra Chahal, but the RCB star has made his way back into the T20I squad. Kuldeep meanwhile, has also failed to find a place in the Test playing XI as well with Ashwin and Jadeja running through the opposition batting.
When the time came to play in the third Test against South Africa in Ranchi, he injured his shoulder and this gave a chance for Shahbaz Nadeem to make his Test debut. Kuldeep Yadav took to Instagram to post a motivating post with a quote “good things are coming, just keep believing.’
Kuldeep Yadav wreaked havoc along with Chahal in places like South Africa and England, but opposition teams figured out his bowling during the World Cup and selectors have tried many other bowlers in the shortest format. He has 35 wickets in 18 T20Is and 96 wickets in 53 ODI matches to go with 24 Test victims in 6 matches.