In-form pacer T Natarajan, who is enjoying the highs of his career, was included in the squad for the 3rd Test against Australia which is slated to begin from January 7.
Natarajan was added to the Test squad for the remaining two Test matches against Australia on Friday. The left-arm pacer has replaced Umesh Yadav, who sustained a strain in his left calf muscle on Day 3 of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.
The 29-year-old became famous for his lethal yorkers in the death overs in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Having impressed with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Natarajan got the chance to wear Indian colours. Making his ODI and T20I debut for India, the pacer did not fail to impress not only the fans but also the critics.
However, Natarajan's SRH skipper David Warner is 'unsure' of his bowling in the longest format of the game.
Warner has no idea how Natarajan will fair in the longest format of the game which requires bowling long continuous spells.
"I am not too sure, you all must be knowing about his Ranji trophy stats and how he delivers day in day out. I know he has the line and length to do that and the capabilities delivering that but yaa obviously back-to-back overs in a Test I am not 100 per cent sure," said Warner "I know a fair a bit of Siraj, given his debut and how he went probably Nattu too will be able to do the same," he added.
Team India Test squad: Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan