Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav has been released by the Indian team management so that he can participate in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Kuldeep was released before the third day of the first Test against Australia at Pune, where India suffered a defeat by a margin of 333 runs. Both teams now have a week off (almost) before the second Test kick-starts at Bengaluru from March 4.
He was called in the Indian squad for the historic Test against Bangladesh after Amit Mishra was ruled out due to an injury. Kuldeep was then retained for the first two Tests against Australia as there was no news regarding the fitness of Mishra.
Two days back, Hardik Pandya was also released from the Indian squad to join Baroda. He also played the first Vijay Hazare game for his state, where he scalped two wickets. Baroda defeated Railways by a margin of 30 runs at Palam A ground in Delhi.