Who is Matthew Kuhneman?
Matthew Kuhneman, 26, is a left-arm spinner. He is yet to make his Test debut for Australia. But he has experience of 4 ODIs. In this he dismissed 6 batsmen. Kuhneman, who plays domestic cricket for Queensland, has 35 wickets in 13 first-class matches. He has taken 5 wickets in an innings 3 times and 10 wickets in a match once.
Left arm spinner was not there in the first match
Australia landed with two spinners in the first match of the Test series in Nagpur. Both were off-spinners. That is, there was no variety in his bowling. There is no left-handed batsman in the top order in the Indian team anyway. At the same time, India’s left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja took 7 wickets in the match. The team already had the option of Aston Agar as the left-arm spinner. But he did not get any wicket in the last Test he played for Australia and perhaps that is why the team does not trust him.
Matthew Kuhneman has been included in the squad in place of leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson. Swapson also did not get to play the first match of the series. His wife is about to become a mother and that is why Swepson has decided to return to Australia.
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