Kuldeep has played very little cricket over the last 16 months -- just one Test, three ODIs and no T20 International in the last 16 months
National selectors pick 20-member Test team that will play WTC Final and five-match series in England
Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant, all-rounder Axar Patel and pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar also returned to a fresh-looking squad.
Former Indiana captain and cricket great Sunil Gavaskar is not happy with the move to rest Bumrah. He felt that Bumrah should have been in the side as it was a crucial Test with India having already suffered loss
However, the online media is abuzz with another act that was caught in the day but off the field.
With Axar Patel ruled out of the Test at the last minute with injury, team management went with Nadeem instead of Kuldeep.
This time, though, Jadeja's absence from the first two Tests due to a thumb fracture will mean India will have to pair either one, or two
“The Australian conditions suit Kuldeep Yadav more than Ravichandran Ashwin. Ashwin has really struggled in Australia and has not done well here," said Warne.
The three-day game is a dress rehearsal for the Pink Ball Test
The 32-year-old, who is on the cusp of his 50th Test, is likely to be out for at least three weeks which certainly rules him out of the first Day/Night Test in Adelaide starting December 17.
The wicket-keeper batsman is confident of a good outing in Australia after his stellar IPL show
However, Delhi Capitals’ assistant coach Mohammed Kaif has been an advocate of Ashwin’s inclusion in the Indian team for the T20s.
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