After facing a close defeat by 28 runs in the 1st test, India will be rearing to make a comeback in the second test at Visakhapatnam. India have lost 2 of the last three matches they have played in India and after losing the last test at Hyderabad from a comfortable position, Rohit Sharma has got some flak from all corners with former players questioning his captaining prowess
Team India faced a challenging Test series opener against England and is grappling with some injury challenges, prompting them to reconsider their playing XI strategy. With the Visakhapatnam pitch expected to favor spinners in the second Test, the inclusion of Kuldeep Yadav is under serious consideration by skipper Rohit Sharma.
Kuldeep Yadav has 8 test matches to his credit in which he has accumulated 34 wickets and has maintained an impressive economy of 3.43. With Ravindra Jadeja out of a hamstring injury, the Indian camp is looking for variety in their spin attack and who can be a better option for them than Kuldeep Yadav.
Kuldeep Yadav was recently spotted seeking blessings at a Visakhapatnam temple. The image quickly went viral, with fans speculating about his potential inclusion in the playing XI for the second Test.
Kuldeep Yadav could be India’s counter to ‘Bazball’
Kuldeep Yadav, with his unique style of spin, has the potential to be a game-changer. Comparisons with other spinners in the squad highlight his distinct skill set. As the Visakhapatnam pitch is expected to assist spinners, Kuldeep's ability to turn the ball sharply could pose challenges for the English batsmen, making him a valuable asset for Team India.
Skipper Rohit Sharma faces the challenging task of balancing the pace and spin attack. Kuldeep's inclusion could provide a major boost to the Indian spin attack and can fox the English batters with his variety which can provide a counter to their 'Bazball' style, requiring them to adapt to a different spin style. Utilizing Kuldeep's variations strategically could be a key element in Team India's plan for a comeback.