Devdutt Padikkal has become the fifth player to debut in the test series against England

Devdutt Padikkal’s name became the topic of discussion as Team India captain Rohit Sharma announced playing XI during the toss in the Dharmshala test match. Rohit Sharma gave that player a chance to make England’s Test debut, who was sitting on the bench for the last few matches waiting for his turn. India, including Devdutt Padikkal, gave the fifth new player to debut in the 5-match test series against England. Let’s know who is Devdutt Padikkal and why they got the chance.

Talk about Devdutt Padikkal, he was born in Kerala in 2000. After this, Devdutt Padikkal selected cricket as career and made his way to IPL by batting tremendously. Devdatta Padikkal made name for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) first in IPL and then moved to Rajasthan Royals. This season KL Rahul’s Lucknow Super Giants have traded them. 23 years old Padikkal scored runs in domestic cricket, due to which he was called from Team India. Padikkal hit 556 runs from an average of 92 in this Ranji Season 6 innings. In which they scored 3 strong centuries and scored 193 runs was their best.

Not only that when Indian selector Ajit Agarkar was in the stands during the match against Ranji Trophy against Tamil Nadu, Padikkal played an innings of 151 runs in front of him and his selection was almost fixed from here. While playing for India A after this they played 65, 21 and 105 runs against England Lions in Ahmedabad field. Padikkal has scored 2227 runs in 31 first class matches from Karnataka so far. While their names recorded 38 runs in 2 T-20 international matches for India. Devdutt Padikkal’s strong batting, he got called from Test Team India for the first time and was included in the team instead of Chotil KL Rahul.

Team management was giving chance to Rajat Patidar since last 3 matches at number 4. Although Patidar who debuted in the same series could not do anything special in 6 innings of the first 3 test matches of his career and 32 runs remained the best. After this, questions were raised on feeding Patidar in a test match, but Captain Rohit Sharma had trusted him during a press conference a day before the match. Although Patidar got injured during the Nets session, Padikkal got a chance to debut instead. Ashwin handed over the debut cap to Padikkal.

With this he became the 314th player to play test cricket for India. While he became the fifth player to debut during the series against England. Rajat Patidar, Sarfraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel and Akash Deep have debuted in test cricket for India during the series against England earlier. While the spinner for England Tom Hartley and Shoaib Bashir debuted. Cricketsamrat Mention Devdutt Padikkal all the best for his test debut.

Devdutt Padikkal
Devdutt Padikkal has become the fifth player to debut in the
test series against England

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