The Indian team won the third Test match played in Melbourne, but it was a big setback for the team in this match. Fast bowler Umesh Yadav was injured while bowling. He had to go off the field immediately. His injury was so deep that he is now out of the remaining two Test matches and has returned to India.
Umesh Yadav was injured during Australia’s second innings. He was bowling the 8th over of the innings and was injured after just 3 balls. On coming to the bowling runup, as soon as he was ready to bowl, he had a problem, and immediately after that the physio came on the field and Umesh Yadav had to go off the field.
In place of Umesh Yadav, young bowler T. Natarajan has been included in the Indian team as a replacement. However, which bowler will get a chance in his playing eleven has not been cleared yet. We tell you in this article which 3 bowlers can be included in the playing XI instead of Umesh Yadav.
Shardul Thakur is an excellent fast bowler and plays Ranji games continuously for Mumbai. Recently, a source associated with BCCI had said that Shardul Thakur has played a lot of first-class matches for Mumbai and that is why he can be included in the playing eleven. Shardul Thakur was earlier part of the team on the West Indies tour but he was injured and could not bowl a single ball.
Navdeep Saini is a young fast bowler known for his speed. He is capable of bowling at speeds above 140 km continuously. Apart from this, they can also add excellent yorkers. Given the Australian conditions, Navdeep Saini can also be included in the playing eleven of the Indian team. Instead of Umesh Yadav, he can prove to be an excellent choice.
In the Sydney Test match in place of Umesh Yadav, T Natarajan can get a chance from India and he can make his Test debut. T. Natarajan just made his T20 debut for India and performed well. Their performance in the T20 series was nice and the Indian team would like to take advantage of that form in the Test series as well.