Ind vs SA: This Indian player out of Ranchi Test, Shahbaz Nadeem included in the team
Ind vs SA: Just a day before the Ranchi Test match, Indian cricket team's Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav has been ruled out of the Test team. Kuldeep told the team that he has a problem in the left shoulder injury. However, due to not playing Kuldeep, there is not going to be much difference on the Indian team. Kuldeep failed to make it to the last eleven in the first two matches of this Test series against South Africa. Kuldeep Yadav has not played any Test match for India since the Sydney Test match in January this year. Shahbaz Nadeem of Jharkhand has been included in the team in place of Injured Kuldeep Yadav.
Shahbaz Nadeem has been included in the Indian Test team for the first time. Although he is unlikely to be able to make his Ranchi Test debut. The team already has R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja who are consistently doing well. Shahbaz Nadeem was included in the Indian team for the domestic T20 series against the West Indies last year but did not get a chance to play. He is currently awaiting his debut in international cricket.
Shahbaz Nadeem got this opportunity because of his consistent performance at the domestic level. He has been a frequent part of the Indian A team. For India A, he had a great performance on the last West Indies tour. He took a total of 15 wickets in the unofficial Test match played against the West Indies A team. In both innings of the first Test match, he did an amazing job of taking 5-5 wickets against the West Indies. India A won the match on the basis of their deadly bowling. Nadeem is yet to play an international cricket match and will make his international debut if he gets a chance in the playing XI in Ranchi. 30-year-old left-arm spinner Shahbaz has played for Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL. Bihar-born Shahbaz Nadeem plays for Jharkhand in domestic cricket. He has played 111 first class matches so far in which he has taken a total of 424 wickets.