Who is Jayant Yadav and why is India excited about him today

Off-spinner Jayant Yadav made his Test debut in Visakhapatnam. This is the same spot where he made his ODI debut against New Zealand

Jayant Yadav is trending on Twitter since morning. The county is excited to see the off-spinner to perform in his test debut against England in Visakhapatnam. Coincidentally, it is the same city where he made his ODI debut against New Zealand. Yadav replaced Amit Mishra in the line up in the second Test match against England. Yadav has been included as the wicket is conducive to off-break bowling.

Why Jayant’ ODI record gives India a ray of hope

Jayant Yadav had performed well in the ODI match in Vizag. He took a wicket in the match and was discomforting to the Kiwis. Yadav will be expected to do the job that Amit Mishra couldn’t in the first Test match. He will have to put pressure on the England batsmen along with Ravinder Jadeja and R Ashwin.

Jayant Yadav had been very effective in the ODI against New Zealand. He had bowled four overs and just gave away 8 runs. He got one wicket for his hard work.

Before national-debut

Jayant has also been the pick of the bowlers for Haryana in domestic circuit. His figures are staggering. He has taken 114 wickets in first class matches. This is a great moment for the young player and if he could perform here, it would be a great milestone for his career and Indian team will not have to grapple for third spin option.

The teams

Teams:India: KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav.

England: Alastair Cook (capt), Haseeb Hameed, Joe Root, Ben Duckett, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Zafar Ansari, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.