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Injured Kuldeep out of Ranchi Test, local boy Shahbaz Nadeem added to India squad

PTI
Published : Oct 19, 2019, 8:33 am IST
Updated : Oct 19, 2019, 9:00 am IST

Nadeem has been a prolific performer for Jharkhand and India A over a period of time.

Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav was ruled out of the final Test due to a shoulder injury. (Photo: PTI)
 Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav was ruled out of the final Test due to a shoulder injury. (Photo: PTI)

Ranchi: Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem has been rewarded for his stupendous show on the domestic circuit with a call-up in the Indian Test squad after chinaman Kuldeep Yadav was ruled out due to a shoulder injury.

Nadeem has been a prolific performer for Jharkhand and India A over a period of time. He has had back-to-back 50-plus wicket seasons for Jharkhand.

The 30-year-old orthodox left-arm spinner has taken 424 wickets in 110 first-class matches with 19 five-wicket and five 10-wicket hauls.

"The decision to add Nadeem was made after Kuldeep Yadav complained of left shoulder pain on Friday," chairman of selectors MSK Prasad was quoted as saying in a BCCI press release.

In 2018, Nadeem was called up in the Indian ODI team for the T20 series against the West Indies at home but did not play a game.

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Location: India, Jharkhand, Ranchi