The Indian cricket team is all set to tour Bangladesh for a two-test series. The first test match of the series was played from November 14 to 18, 2019, at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore, India. India won the match by an inning and 130 runs. The second and last test match of the series is to be played at the same venue.
Ahead of the second test match, the Indian squad has seen some changes. One of the biggest changes is that of the spin attack. Kuldeep Yadav, the chinaman bowler, has been dropped from the squad. This raises the question as to why Kuldeep Yadav is not playing the second test match of Bangladesh vs. India.
Kuldeep Yadav is known as one of India’s best spinners. He has been an integral part of the Indian team for the last couple of years. He has been a regular feature in the test squad and has been a regular wicket-taker in the test format.
However, Kuldeep Yadav has been dropped from the squad for the second test match. This comes as a surprise, as Kuldeep Yadav had a good outing in the first test match. He was the most economical bowler in the first test match and also took four wickets in the match.
So, why is Kuldeep Yadav not playing the second test match?
The primary reason for Kuldeep Yadav being dropped from the squad for the second test match is that the Indian team management wants to give the other spinners a chance. Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have been the main spinners in the Indian team for a long time, and it is now time to give other spinners like Shahbaz Nadeem and Washington Sundar a chance to prove their mettle.
Moreover, the Indian team management does not want to take any chances with Kuldeep Yadav. He is an important asset to the team, and they want to make sure that he is fit and raring to go for the upcoming tour of the West Indies. The Indian team management also wants him to work more on his bowling and get even better.
Kuldeep Yadav is surely going to be missed in the second test match. He is a bowler who can turn the game on its head and can be a match-winner on his day. However, with the current squad, the Indian team has the necessary firepower to win the series.
It remains to be seen how the Indian team will fare in the second test match without Kuldeep Yadav. Nevertheless, it is a good decision by the Indian team management to give other spinners a chance and to ensure that Kuldeep Yadav is fit and ready for the upcoming tour of the West Indies.