Team India has included left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem in the team ahead of the third Test match starting in Ranchi on Saturday. Shahbaz Nadeem has been given a chance in the team in place of Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav. In fact, on Friday, Kuldeep Yadav felt a pain in the shoulder, after which Team India called Shahbaz Nadeem as his cover.
Shahbaz Nadeem is an amazing spinner Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem has been performing consistently well in domestic cricket. Shahbaz has done more than 50 wickets in a Ranji season twice. When Shahbaz Nadeem got a call from Team India, he was in Kolkata for the Vijay Hazare Trophy matches at that time. After that he immediately reached Ranchi. Shahbaz Nadeem is from Jharkhand and Ranchi is his homeground.
Shahbaz Nadeem was included in the team in the Test series against the West Indies last year, but he did not get any chance. However this time Shahbaz Nadeem may get a chance as the Ranchi pitch is suited to spinners and three spinners can be fed here. Meaning Shahbaz Nadeem can be kept in the playing XI along with Jadeja and Ashwin.
Nadeem is doing poorly in Vijay Hazare,
Shahbaz Nadeem’s performance in Vijay Hazare Trophy has been very poor. Nadeem has taken just 2 wickets in 8 matches. Shahbaz Nadeem is one of the lowest wicket takers in Vijay Hazare Trophy. But he is not expected to be in the playing eleven, instead he could be in bench for the match.
Let us tell you that Team India has already done the series. The first Test match played in Visakhapatnam won by a margin of 203 runs, while the second match in Pune was won by the hosts by an innings and 137 runs. Now the Indian team will enter the Ranchi Test with the intention of doing a clean sweep.