New Delhi After almost a year, the Indian team is playing a Test match with England on their own land, which is getting a lot of excitement among cricket fans and players. England captain Joe Root has won the toss and decided to bat first. In the first Indian team captain Virat Kohli has taken a shocking decision.
Before the match started, it was expected that R Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav are scheduled to play as spinners. The third spinner had a clash between Washigton Sundar and Akshar Patel, but shortly before the match started, information came out that Akshar Patel was injured and Shahbaz Nadeem was included in the Indian squad.
After this, captain Virat Kohli surprised everyone, adding Shahbaz Nadeem in the last eleven. This is the second Test match of 31-year-old spinner Shahbaz Nadeem. He made his Test debut at Home Ground Ranchi against South Africa in October 2019. He took 4 wickets in that match. In first-class cricket, Nadeem has taken 443 wickets in 117 matches. His best bowling has been 7/45.
On the Chennai pitch that supports the spinners, the Indian team has landed in the field with three spinners. Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar and Shahbaz Nadeem are the three names who are expected to do wonders on the Chennai pitch.
At the same time, the responsibility of fast bowling is on the shoulders of Ishant Sharma and Jaspreet Bumrah. Talking about Shahbaz Nadeem, he has been consistently doing well in domestic cricket for many years. He has twice the distinction of taking more than 50 wickets in a Ranji season. Shahbaz Nadeem has also grabbed the headlines by taking 8 wickets for 10 runs.