In a recent addition to the team, Indian management has picked the wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav in the squad for the last ODI against Bangladesh. The men in blue will play this match against the hosts in Chattogram on Saturday, the 10th of December. The management included Kuldeep in the squad following an announcement from the Indian cricket Board that skipper Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the last game due to an injury in his left thumb.
Other than skipper Sharma, pacers Deepak Chahar and Kuldeep Sen are also excluded from the third ODI’s squad. The duo will head to National Cricket Academy for the treatment of their respective injuries.
Although the Indian Cricket Board’s decision of adding Kuldeep Yadav at the last moment of the series hasn’t gone down well with a section of the Indian cricket fans. They took to Twitter to lash out at the management for unnecessarily ignoring Kuldeep from the squad for a long time.
Here’s how fans reacted:
Notably, the Indian Cricket Board has also released an official statement regarding the changes going to happen in the Indian team ahead of the last ODI against Bangladesh.
“India Captain Rohit Sharma suffered a blow to his thumb in the second over while fielding in the 2nd ODI. The BCCI Medical Team assessed him and he underwent scans at a local hospital in Dhaka. He has flown to Mumbai for specialist consultation and will miss the final ODI. A call on his availability for the upcoming Test series will be taken later,” reads the official statement released by the Indian cricket Board.
“Fast bowler Kuldeep Sen complained of stiffness in his back after the first ODI. The BCCI Medical Team assessed him and he was advised to rest from the 2nd ODI. Kuldeep has been diagnosed with a stress injury and is ruled out of the series. The statement adds further.
Later on, the Board also mentioned the unavailability of the pacer Deepak Chahar and Kuldeep Yadav’s inclusion in the squad.
“Fellow fast bowler Deepak Chahar sustained a left hamstring strain during the 2nd ODI and is also ruled out of the series. Both Kuldeep and Deepak will now report to NCA for further management of their injuries. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has added Kuldeep Yadav to India’s squad for the third and final ODI,” concludes the statement.