8 Indian players participated in England’s domestic league this year, Siraj, Gill others in the list

England domestic

The domestic season of England has seen a numerous rise. Unexpectedly, a significant number of Indian players participated in the domestic league in England this year.

Jayant Yadav, an all-around bowler from India, has joined Warwickshire County Cricket Club for the remaining County Championship games. He will attend the final three games at Edgbaston with his Indian player Mohammed Siraj. The upcoming week, beginning on September 12 will see Warwick Nex host Somerset.

Jayant will be the eighth Indian player to play domestic cricket in England this year, and the third recruited by Warwickshire, following Siraj and Krunal Pandya, who played five Royal London One-Day Cup matches before suffering a groyne injury.

Indian players in this England domestic season: 

Shubham Gill – Glamorgan 

Navdeep Saini – Kent 

Mohammed Siraj – Warwickshire 

Jayant Yadav – Warwickshire 

Krunal Pandya – Warwickshire 

Cheteshwar Pujara – Sussex 

Washington Sundar – Lancashire 

Umesh Yadav – Middlesex

Cheteshwar Pujara

This year, Pujara, 34, has made headlines for being at the epicentre of all the action as well as participating in England’s domestic competitions. He had started his county campaign for Sussex with a double-ton (201*) against Derbyshire before adding a hundred (109) and another double-ton (203) against Worcestershire and Durham, respectively.

By the end of May, Pujara, who is making his debut for Sussex, had hit four straight hundreds for the County team.

Washington Sundar

Indian all-rounder Washington Sundar made a strong debut for Lancashire in the current County Championship Division one, taking up a five-wicket haul against Northamptonshire at Northampton. Sundar participated in two County Championship 2022 games for Lancashire, recording 52 runs and eight wickets while playing. 

Then, in the first two games of the ongoing Royal London One-Day Cup, he claimed three wickets. However, a shoulder niggle may prohibit him from participating in the remaining games of the competition.

Krunal Pandya

Out-of-favour Indian all-rounder Krunal Pandya’s time with Warwickshire, an English county team, was cut short by a groyne injury that also prevented him from participating in the current Royal London One-Day Cup. The 31-year-old sustained the injury on August 17 when batting for Warwickshire against Nottinghamshire, and he didn’t play again in the second essay. 

Pandya scored 134 runs at an average of 33.50, including an 82-ball 74 in the drawn match against Surrey at The Oval. With his left-arm spin bowling, he also picked up nine wickets at a 25 average, including back-to-back three-wicket hauls against Sussex and Leicestershire.

Navdeep Saini

The pacer for Team India, is spending his summer competing for Kent in division one of the County Championships in red-ball cricket in England. Saini is in excellent shape as seen by his fiery fifer against Warwickshire on his Kent debut. 

He had taken a total of seven wickets in Kent’s 177-run victory over Warwickshire last week (5/72 and 2/39). Saini also claimed four wickets against Lancashire, although Kent lost the game by a score of 184 runs.

Umesh Yadav

Middlesex signed India speedster Umesh Yadav in July as a replacement for Pakistan speedy Shaheen Shah Afridi. To begin his County career, Yadav delivered an unplayable delivery to dismiss Worcestershire’s Taylor Cornall. Umesh ripped past Cornall’s (11) defence to finish the opening innings with statistics of 14-1-45-1. The India pacer took one wicket in the second innings as well, but his team lost by seven wickets.

Mohammed Siraj

Warwickshire has recruited Team India bowler Mohammed Siraj for the final three matches of the County Championship season in Division 1 in September. Siraj is expected to join the team soon after participating in India’s recent 3-0 ODI series victory against Zimbabwe.

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