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IND vs SL Live: Vice captain Jasprit Bumrah claims, ‘Kuldeep Yadav not dropped, rested due to bio bubble fatigue’

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IND vs SL Live: Kuldeep Yadav not dropped – It was a surprise to see Kuldeep Yadav being dropped from the Test team for 2nd Test without playing a match after being given a recall. However, Vice-captain Jasprit Bumrah has revealed that Kuldeep Yadav was not dropped from the team. Instead, he was given a rest due to bio-bubble fatigue. Follow IND vs SL Live updates on InsideSport.IN.

It was not clear when the BCCI selectors let go of Kuldeep Yadav without giving him a game to play in place of the returning Axar Patel in the team for the second pink-ball Test in Bengaluru. Yadav’s exclusion yet again created a furore that he was dropped without getting an opportunity.

“See, we have not removed him from the team. He has been in the bubble for a long time and hence he has been released. Staying in a bubble is not easy. The mental aspect is important,” said Jasprit Bumrah in the presser ahead of the second Test.

IND vs SL Live: Vice captain Jasprit Bumrah claims, ‘Kuldeep Yadav not dropped, rested due to bio bubble fatigue’

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Kuldeep Yadav last played a Test match for India against England in 2021. Since then, the 25-year-old has been overlooked due to Axar Patel’s rapid rise in Test cricket.

IND vs SL Live: Vice captain Jasprit Bumrah claims, 'Kuldeep Yadav not dropped, rested due to bio bubble fatigue'
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IND vs SL Live: Axar Patel preferred over Kuldeep Yadav

  • Axar Patel has a bright start to his Test career. He picked up 27 wickets in his debut Test series versus England
  • Axar wreaked havoc with the ball in the pink-ball Test match in Ahmadabad as he picked up 11 wickets
  • Axar has taken 36 wickets in just five Test matches at an average of 11.86.
  • He has also taken five-wicket hauls and one 10 wicket haul in five matches
  • Axar is also pretty handy lower down the order with the bat. He has scored 179 runs in eight innings.

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IND vs SL Live: Vice-captain Jasprit Bumrah claims, ‘Kuldeep Yadav not dropped, rested due to bio bubble fatigue’

However, despite the storyline of bio-bubble fatigue, Jasprit Bumrah made it clear why Axar Patel was the preferred left-arm spinner. He said he brings a lot of value to the team due to his skills with both bat and ball.

“Axar Patel has added a lot of value whenever he has played, has contributed a lot, and offers a lot in all departments. He was injured but he jumps straight back in when he’s fit. We’ll discuss our combination but of course, he’s valuable,” Jasprit Bumrah said.

IND vs SL Live: Vice-captain Jasprit Bumrah claims, ‘Kuldeep Yadav not dropped, rested due to bio bubble fatigue’

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