Left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat has been released from India’s squad for the upcoming second Test of the ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy against Australia in order to allow him to join the Saurashtra team for the Ranji Trophy 2022-23 final against Bengal.
As per a media release from BCCI, the All-India Senior Selection Committee took the decision to release Unadkat in consultation with the Indian team management.
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee in consultation with the Indian team management has decided to release Jaydev Unadkat from India’s squad for the 2nd Test of the Australia tour of India for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy,” the media release said.
“Jaydev will now join the Saurashtra squad, which qualified for the Ranji Trophy final to be played against Bengal from 16th February at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata,” it added.
The 31-year old pacer made his Test return during India’s tour of Bangladesh last year and was picked in the squad for the first two Tests against Australia. The BCCI has not named any replacement for Unadkat in the squad, which has the likes of Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and Umesh Yadav in the pace attack.
India took a 1-0 lead in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after thrashing the tourists by an innings and 132 runs in the first Test in Nagpur.