Navdeep Saini likely to earn Test cap in Australia

Indian right-arm fast bowler Navdeep Saini is likely to make his Test debut for India in Australia during the Border-Gavaskar trophy.

Navdeep Saini

At the moment, the entire cricketing world’s focus is on Indian Premier League 2020 and so the Indian cricket team. Following the richest T20 league, the Indian cricket team will tour Australia in December. There India will play four Tests, three ODIs, and three T20Is.

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Ahead of the big tour, India are stuck with injury issues in the form of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma. Both the right-arm fast bowlers are ruled out of the ongoing IPL 2020. Their participation in Australia tour is also in doubt as the level of their injuries is severe.

On the other hand, Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya is also doubtful about bowling for the tour. Hardik Pandya hasn’t bowled since the operation he underwent on his back last year. He is still not fit to bowl in the longer formats of the game. He is currently working under Zaheer Khan with a new bowling action.

“His [Pandya’s] body can’t take the longer version at the moment, he is fine for the shorter versions though. He has changed his bowling action and is being monitored by former Indian pacer Zaheer Khan at the Mumbai Indians franchise,” a close source to Hardik quoted.

The crisis for the fast bowlers has opened the door for young Indian right-arm pacer Navdeep Saini. According to close sources, Navdeep Saini is likely to make his Test debut in Australia. Along with the other performers in domestic, Navdeep Saini is the frontier to earn a Test call-up. So far the fast bowler has played five ODIs and ten T20Is.

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