Shahbaz Nadeem

IND vs SA 2019: Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem added to India’s squad for the Ranchi Test

India has added left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem to their squad for the third and final Test against South Africa, which begins in Ranchi on Saturday (October 19).


The decision to add Nadeem was made after Kuldeep Yadav complained of pain in his left shoulder on Friday, the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed on Friday.

Nadeem, who has also been part of India ‘A’ squad in recent times, picked up eight wickets in the two four-day games against South Africa ‘A’ before the Test series.

The 30-year-old Jharkhand lad has claimed 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.

India leads the three-match series 2-0 after convincing wins in Visakhapatnam and Pune.

India squad:

Virat Kohli (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill, Shahbaz Nadeem.

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