Rajat Patidar and Mukesh Kumar, two uncapped Bengal seamers, received their first India calls on Sunday for the forthcoming three-match ODI series against South Africa, which will begin on October 6 in Lucknow.
In first class matches against New Zealand ‘A, Bengal’s Mukesh, a prodigious red ball bowler, emerged as the top wicket-taker. He then put on an even better performance in the Irani Cup.
In addition to taking 20 wickets for Bengal in the Ranji Trophy this year, the 28-year-old fast had grabbed nine wickets in the three matches against New Zealand ‘A’.
On the other hand, Patidar, a skilled batsman, has recently achieved century in “Tests” against New Zealand “A,” the Ranji Trophy final, and IPL play-offs.
After smashing a scorching 112 not out for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL eliminator, the 29-year-old from Indore rose to notoriety. In the following game, he too scored 58 against Rajasthan Royals.