KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav back in playing XI for Sydney Test, make history for India


first_imgKuldeep Yadav and KL Rahul made it back in the playing XI of the Indian team for the fourth and final Test between India and and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday and two records were created immediately after. India are bidding for their first-ever Test series win in Australia as they lead the four-match series 2-1.Rahul and Kuldeep found their way into the squad after Rohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin were unavailable for the SCG Test. While Rohit returned home to his wife Ritika Sajdeh after the birth of their first child, Ishant and Ashwin were injured.Ishant Sharma has a rib cage issue and was not named in the final 13-man squad while Ashwin, not 100 per cent fit, was named in the squad but not in the playing XI on Thursday. And this is how Rahul and Kuldeep made their way into the final XI for India.India vs Australia 4th Test in Sydney: Live Cricket ScoreWith the inclusion in the Test, Kuldeep became the first Asian left-arm spinner to feature in a Test match in Australia even though overall, he is the fifth regular visiting left-arm wrist spinner in Australia.On the other hand, Rahul and Mayank Agarwal opening the batting meant for the first time, India had two Karnataka batsmen opening the batting for them in Test cricket.Mayank Agarwal made an instant impact after his debut at the MCG in the Boxing Day Test and was retained at the top while Rahul got a nod once again purely because Rohit was unavailable.advertisementlast_img

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