Despite all the efforts of the logistical department of the board to bring the pacer to join the squad as soon as possible, it is reported that he has not yet received his visa. Further, according to a Cricbuzz report, Unadkat is currently staying at home in Rajkot because of the aforementioned visa problems.
Since the BCCI typically obtains visas as soon as possible for all players, Unadkat’s situation seems strange. The seasoned left-arm pacer was unexpectedly added to the squad after Mohammed Shami sustained an injury, therefore no pre-booking was made for him.
The management will investigate Unadkat’s situation and hope that he would join the team. However, with the seasoned pacer out of the Chattogram Test, opportunities may present themselves for athletes like Navdeep Saini.
However, the management will make the final decision depending on the terms and specifications of the match. Cheteshwar Pujara was listed as KL Rahul’s replacement in an updated team that the BCCI had released.
Team India is on track to secure a position in the 2021–2023 ICC World Test Championship championship match. To advance to the competition’s finals, which will be contested the following year, the team will need victories in the red-ball matches against the Bangla Tigers.
While India has never been defeated in the Test format, Bangladesh will aim to put up a strong fight and make up for that loss.