In my follow-up piece from Mohammed Siraj’s rise to Test cricket, I will delve into the times Hyderabad cricketers have stepped up to the plate to help India win Tests versus Australia.
Nandlal Shivlal Yadav
A right-arm off spinner, Yadav was under huge pressure to deliver for India as he was coming into the Indian side after their legendary Test spin quartet were breaking up.
In the third Test between India and Australia at Kanpur in 1979, Australia required 279 for victory. Alongside Kapil Dev (4-30), Yadav ripped apart the Australian line-up, dismissing Allan Border en route to the Indians winning by 153 runs and figures of 4-35.
In the sixth Test of the 1979 series at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Yadav ran through the Australian line-up again…