According to officials from the BCCI, the veteran all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is not likely to achieve full fitness in time to participate in the test series against Bangladesh, which will begin on December 14 in Chittagong. In light of the fact that India already possesses three specialist spinners in their lineup, namely off-spinner R Ashwin, left-arm spinner Axar Patel, and left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav, it is unclear whether or not the addition of a fourth specialist spinner is necessary. If they want an easy replacement, they will go with Suryakumar Yadav, the bowler for India A. He is the most obvious choice.
There are rumours, however, that the new selection committee or the management of the Indian squad (in the event that the new committee is not created by then) may take advantage of Suryakumar Yadav red-hot form and include him in the lengthier version of the match.
A full-strength team led by Rohit Sharma is scheduled to go to Bangladesh in order to compete in the scheduled two Tests and three One-Day Internationals that are scheduled to take place in Bangladesh.
After playing a quick three-match One-Day International series in the opening week of the following month, India will play two Test matches: the first will take place from December 14-18 in Chittagong, and the second will take place from December 22-26 in Mirpur.
After the Asia Cup was over in the United Arab Emirates, Jadeja had knee surgery, which resulted in him being out for an unknown amount of time.
“On a number of occasions, Jadeja has made it to NCA for his check-up and rehabilitation needs. However, it seems improbable that he will be able to play in the Bangladesh series at this point in time.
In any event, the prior selection committee, which was helmed by Chetan Sharma, had maintained him in the squad contingent upon his fitness “a BCCI source who is familiar with the proceedings informed PTI on the condition that they remain anonymous.
The announcement of the successor can yet take place at this point.
Earlier this year, when India played Sri Lanka in a series of Test matches, Saurabh was one of the players selected for the team. In the A Test series that was being played in Bengaluru, he also had a five-for against New Zealand A.
The availability of Ashwin, Kuldeep, and Axar makes it difficult to choose a fourth spinner. However, the second choice may be an exciting one.