Umesh Yadav, a seasoned fast bowler, has not been benched for the two-Test series against the West Indies; however, TOI discovered that he is out with a hamstring injury. According to a source in the BCCI, Umesh has a hamstring injury and is rehabbing at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.
Umesh, 35, may have been benched because of his mediocre performance in the World Test Championship final against Australia at the Oval earlier this month (0-77 & 2-54).
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Umesh Yadav and Pujara still have a chance:
The selectors have not ruled out either Umesh, a veteran bowler with 170 wickets in 57 Tests, or veteran batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, who has been dropped from the Test team. “Anyone can make a comeback if Ajinkya Rahane can be named the vice-captain of the Test team despite being out for 15 months prior to the WTC final. Any senior player still has access to the pitch, according to the source.
You just have to start transitioning someplace, that’s all. The selectors do not want a scenario in which all of the elders leave the scene at once and there is no longer any experienced personnel in the dressing room, he said.
Rinku Singh, a batsman for Uttar Pradesh and Kolkata Knight Riders, is expected to be selected for the five-match T20I series against the West Indies and UK, which will start on August 3 in Tarouba, Trinidad & Tobago. Rinku Singh scorched the IPL 2023 with his scorching performances (474 runs in 14 games at 59.25, strike rate: 149. 52), and he is expected to be selected for the IPL 2024. Mohammed Shami, who missed the West Indies Tests and ODIs, is probably going to miss the tour’s T20Is as well.
Once Umesh Yadav recovers from his injury, there is a good chance that he will be selected for the squad again.
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