The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have opted to rest star bowlers Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, and Kuldeep Yadav for the third T20I fixture against Windies on November 11 (Sunday). Moreover, they have included Punjab born pacer Siddarth Kaul for the dead rubber against the visiting team.
Meanwhile, India have already sealed the series with a 71-run win in the second T20I. Rohit Sharma struck his fourth T20I century as India posted a mammoth total on the board. In reply, Windies crumbled under immense pressure as they managed to register only 124 runs. The bowlers presented a clinical effort which will satisfy the team management ahead of the crucial tour of Australia.
With India already winning the series, the BCCI selectors have turned their attention towards the tour of Australia and the subsequent assignments in the build-up to next year’s World Cup. It will be an excellent opportunity for Siddarth Kaul if he makes it to the playing XI for the dead rubber.
Kaul last represented India in the tied game against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup. He earned his T20I cap in a match against Ireland and made one other appearance on that tour, against England in Bristol.
Self-wishes from Siddarth Kaul
Following his selection, Kaul committed a goof-up as he posted a self-congratulatory message on social media. In his tweet, Kaul forwarded best wishes for himself while he replied to the tweet by BCCI that announced his selection.
Furthermore, he tagged himself in his tweet to make things worse. However, he was quick to delete it, but by then the screenshot of the tweet was already viral on Twitter.
‘@sidkaul22 Bhaiii Best Wishes #INDvWI,’ the tweet read.