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Picking between Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel, and Kuldeep Yadav

Akshar Patel, and Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep: This is a Considerable Amount of Contradiction, which India Could do Without. The Decision-Making Process For Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma is Not Easy. Picking Between Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel, and Kuldeep Yadav is no easy task and Could Potentially Make or Break the Outcome of the Third Test Against England Starting On  Thursday at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.

“I’m not sure About my Position Because there are Two Days left in the Game. I’ll be more than happy if I get a chance. I Don’t think too Much About whether I’m playing or not. Enjoy my Day and Work Hard. Keep Working Hard and that’s my Process,” Kuldeep said on Tuesday, two Days Before the Start of the Test.

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Kuldeep's Impressive Performance

Kuldeep’s Impressive Performance:

Kuldeep’s Impressive Performance in the Second Test at Visakhapatnam, where he Picked up four Crucial Wickets, Delivering Timely Breakthroughs Especially in the First Innings, Has Catapulted him into Contention. However, his Opportunity arose mainly Because of Jadeja’s Absence, and ow with Jadeja’s return, the selection problem has intensified. Hopefully, Yes, Jadeja replied when asked about his possible return to the Test XI in his hometown of Rajkot. That’s why I’m here. I want to give my 100 percent and avoid diving in where it’s not necessary.

Kuldeep and Aksar:

So where does that leave Kuldeep and Aksar, and who would be the preferred choice? In an ideal and traditional cricketing world, Kuldeep will be at the forefront. He brings an X-factor to the attack with his left-arm leg-spin and ability to surprise the batsmen with his googlies. However, Axar has made a strong case for himself not only with the ball but also with the bat.

Aksar’s reputation

Aksar’s reputation as a reliable batsman has grown, batting at No. 5 in the Hyderabad Test, even ahead of veteran batsmen such as Shreyas Iyer and Jadeja himself. His Partnership With the Bat has been Remarkable, with Scores of 44, 17, 27 and 45 in Four Innings. Moreover, with 133 Runs, he Ranks as the Sixth-Highest run-scorer from either side in the series and the Third-Highest run-scorer for  India. Coupled with his five-wicket haul, Aksar’s all-round performance makes a compelling case, even more so at a time when the Indian batting is a bit weak with inexperience.

Management chooses to Drop Kuldeep:

However, if the team management chooses to drop Kuldeep, it will be detrimental to the spinner, who has faced similar exits in the past. Notably, in Bangladesh in 2022, despite producing a match-winning performance in Dhaka, Kuldeep found himself out for the next Test. In that match, he claimed eight wickets and 40 runs, only to be dropped for the next match four days later.

Kuldeep has played only nine Tests

In a career spanning seven years, Kuldeep has played only nine Tests, including only four at home where his bowling style should ideally suit the conditions. He acknowledges the need to balance the team but also regrets not playing more matches on home soil.

“I haven’t played at rank-turners. I haven’t played in the previous series (Border Gavaskar Trophy in February-March last year) at home. So I don’t know what our approach or thinking will be. The team. It’s a management decision. You all want to see good cricket. For good cricket, it’s important (that the wickets are good),” Kuldeep commented.

Stokes on Virat’s absence:

Meanwhile, Ben Stokes said he would refrain from seeing Virat Kohli’s absence from the series as an advantage or an advantage. “I don’t like using him to benefit us or to hurt India because there are certain reasons why he is not playing in the series and I think he should just leave it at that. Which is against any advantage. And obviously, I wish Virat and whatever is going on, all the best to the team, but you want the best players to play. Virat is one of them,” England’s said the captain.

Kohli is not part of the series due to a family emergency and has sought permission from the BCCI to skip the series.

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