Jaydev Unadkat Backs in Indian Test Team

After a break of more than 12 years and 2 days wait. 

<p>After a break of more than 12 years and 2 days wait.&nbsp;</p>

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Jaydev Unadkat was brought in to surprise replace Kuldeep Yadav, who notched up a five-wicket haul in the last Test

After a break of more than 12 years, Saurashtra skipper Jaydev Unadkat will play his second Test match. After the late Lala Amarnath, Unadkat's wait for a comeback to the Test squad is the second-longest in Indian cricket history.

Jaydev Unadkat was brought in to surprise replace Kuldeep Yadav, who notched up a five-wicket haul in the last Test to 'cover all bases,' according to stand-in Indian skipper KL Rahul. "We've brought in Jaydev Unadkat to replace Kuldeep Yadav. "We know Ashwin and Axar can locate spin, and put Jaydev in to cover all bases," Rahul said during the toss on Thursday (December 22).

Unadkat made his debut for India as a 19-year-old against South Africa at Centurion in 2010 under MS Dhoni's leadership. In that Test, the left-arm bowler did not take a single wicket. After that, he appeared in 7 One-Day Internationals and 10 Twenty-One-Day Internationals for India.

Unadkat has 353 wickets from 96 games in first-class cricket, with a good average of 23.04. He had previously guided Saurashtra to the Ranji Trophy title and this year to the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022 trophy.

Kuldeep Yadav of Uttar Pradesh, on the other hand, must be profoundly upset following a superb effort with both bat and ball in India's 188-run victory in the first Test at Chattogram.

Kuldeep Yadav, India's left-arm spinner, was dropped from the starting XI for the second Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka. After losing the toss on Thursday (December 22), India's stand-in skipper KL Rahul stated that the spinner has been replaced by left-arm seamer Jaydev Unadkat.

Kuldeep was named Player of the Match in the first Test in Chattogram, his first red-ball game for India in over two years, so the selection seemed puzzling. The 28-year-old had 5-40 in the first innings, his career-best Test numbers, and 3-73 in the second as India defeated Bangladesh by 188 runs to take a 1-0 lead.

He had previously helped with the bat, scoring an important 40 off 114 in the first innings. The visitors reached 400 when the left-arm spinner and Ravichandran Ashwin added 92 for the ninth wicket.

The Indian management's decision to keep Kuldeep out of the playing XI for the second Test in Dhaka surprised the Twitterati.

Bangladesh National Cricket Team won the toss and chose to bat first. They made two changes to their starting lineup, with Taskin Ahmed replacing Ebadot Hossain and Mominul Haque replacing Yasir Ali.

The India National Cricket Team, on the other hand, made an unexpected move by withdrawing the previous game's Player of the Match, Kuldeep Yadav, and replacing him with Saurashtra left-arm bowler Jaydev Unadkat in the starting XI.

Many people were surprised by Kuldeep Yadav's removal because he played brilliantly in the first Test against Bangladesh and then was discarded after only one game.

Kuldeep Yadav, who was playing Test cricket for India for the first time in 22 months, gave an incredible all-around effort in his return game at Chattogram's Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.

He took five wickets (5/40) in the match's second innings, removing Shakib Al Hasan, Nurul Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Taijul Islam, and Ebadot Hossain. He took three wickets in the fourth innings, removing Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, and Ebadot Hossain. In the first innings, Kuldeep Yadav made 40 runs and had an 87-run partnership with Ravichandran Ashwin.

Several fans and analysts were outraged by the Indian team's choice, and they turned to Twitter to blast Rahul Dravid and the company.

However, many were relieved to see Jaydev Unadkat finally get a chance to play red-ball cricket for India after a 12-year and 2-day wait, the second-longest gap behind Lala Amarnath's 12-year and 129-day wait. Jaydev Unadkat missed 118 Tests in total between his two outings, which is second to Gareth Batty's 142.

The second Test match between India and Bangladesh begins today at Mirpur. This match's coin toss was won by Bangladesh, who chose to bat first. The Indian team will bat first. The Indian squad for the second test has been altered. At the same time, two changes have arrived in Bangladesh. Please inform me that India leads the two-match test series 1-0.

The only significant alteration in Team India for the second Test in Mirpur is the addition of Kuldeep Yadav. Kuldeep was the unsung hero of India's last Test triumph. However, he was dropped in the second test, and Jaydev Unadkat was named in his stead. Jaydev has returned to India's Test team after a 12-year absence. Bangladesh, on the other side, has made two alterations to its roster.

The exclusion of Kuldeep is part of the strategy.

Indian skipper KL Rahul also mentioned batting first, but he also stated that he is OK with bowling. When asked why he didn't include Kuldeep Yadav, he said it was a strategic move. Mirpur's pitch is not the same as Chattogram's. There is help for fast bowlers here, and with that in mind, it was decided to replace Kuldeep Yadav with Jaydev Unadkat.

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