Indian players continue their stellar performance in the current county season
After Washington Sundar, another Indian player took 5 wickets on debut
Cheteshwar Pujara also scored third double century of the season for Sussex
New Delhi. The shining performance of the Indian players continues in the ongoing county season in England. Cheteshwar Pujara is the first player to reach England to play county cricket and score runs for Sussex. He has scored a double century in the match against Middlesex. He has become the first player in 118 years for Sussex to score 3 double centuries in a season for county cricket. Umesh Yadav had also recently grabbed everyone’s attention with his performance on his county debut. Indian all-rounder Washington Sundar made his debut for Lancashire 2 days ago and already took five wickets in the match. Now an Indian fast bowler has done the same thing.
On debut for Kent, Navdeep Saini has taken 5 wickets against Warwickshire. Due to his performance, Warwickshire were all out for 225 runs in response to Kent’s 165 in the first innings. Navdeep completed five wickets on debut by taking 3 wickets on the first day and 2 wickets on the second day of this match being played at Edgbaston. In the first innings, he took five wickets for 72 runs in 18 overs.
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Interestingly, in this innings, Saini bowled the maximum number of 14 no-balls from Kent. Apart from him, none of the bowlers bowled a single no-ball.
Before Saini, Dravid played for Kent
Navdeep Saini took the first wicket of his county career by getting Chris Benjamin caught out. He then completed his 5 wicket haul by showing Dan Musley, Michael Burgess, Henry Brooks and Craig Miles the way to the pavilion. Saini recently went on India’s tour of England as a net bowler and played in the practice match against Leicestershire. He will play 3 red ball matches and five ODIs for Kent this season. Saini is the second Indian cricketer to play for Kent. Before him, the current coach of Team India, Rahul Dravid, has also landed on behalf of this English county team.
Cheteshwar Pujara created history in county cricket, Indian batsman did what he could not do in 118 years
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saini running out of team india
Saini is running out of Team India for a year and such a stellar performance in county cricket can open the doors of the Indian team for him. Navdeep has played 2 Tests, 8 ODIs and 11 T20s for India so far.
Tags: Cheteshwar Pujara, county cricket, Navdeep saini, Umesh Yadav, Washington Sundar
July 21, 2022, 06:29 IST