Sydney: Fast bowler Navdeep Saini made his Test debut in Australia from the third Test match against Australia on Thursday and became the 299th player from India to make his Test debut.
Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah provided Saini with a test cap. Earlier in the second Test of Melbourne, opener Shubman Gill and fast bowler Mohammed Siraj made their debut and became the 297th and 298th players respectively for Test debut for India.
Saini dismissed debutant opener Will Pukowski for Australia in their first Test. This is the sixth time for India when its debutant player has dismissed the opposition team’s debutant.
On the other hand, Will Pukowski became Australia’s 460th Test cricketer, making his Test debut. Pukoski also joined 73 Australian cricketers who have made their Test debut in Sydney.