new Delhi: In the Test series being played against Australia, the difficulties of Team India are increasing. The last match is being played and on the very first day only fast bowler Navdeep Saini (Navdeep Saini) bowled 7.5 overs, after which he had to go off the field due to a muscle strain.
More than half of the team’s players are already injured. It is rarely seen that almost the entire team is suffering from injury. In such a situation, questions are being raised on the work of the trainer and physio of the Indian team.
India’s tour of Australia is in its final stages and the large number of injured players in the Indian team will make it difficult for the selectors to choose a strong bowling attack for the home series against England.
Fitness of players became a problem
Injury of players can be divided into two ways, the first is trauma (injury during sports or practice) and the second is related to fitness problem. Questions have been raised over the work of two physio and two strength and conditioning coaches on the tour of Australia with the team due to injury due to fitness problem.
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Four Australian bowlers Josh Hazlewood (98 overs), Pat Cummins (111.1), Mitchell Starc (98) and Nathan Lyon (128 overs) have bowled 435.1 overs in the opening three games and are fully fit and played at Brisbane Will also bowl in the fourth Test going.
In the first three Tests for India, six bowlers Ravichandran Ashwin (134.1 overs), Jaspreet Bumrah (117.4 overs), Ravindra Jadeja (37.3 overs), Umesh Yadav (39.4 overs) Navdeep Saini (29 overs) and Mohammad Siraj (86 overs) scored 442. Over bowling and five bowlers were injured.
Umesh Yadav was unable to bowl in four innings of two Tests due to injury due to fitness, while Saini was injured after bowling 36.5 overs in one Test and one season. Ashwin also had a stiff back during the third match of the series, leaving him out of the fourth Test.
Hanuma Vihari’s name has also been included in the list of those who are out of the team due to fitness problem. Apart from 161-ball innings in Sydney, he has not played any major innings on the current tour.
The physio questions of the team
In such a situation, strength and conditioning coaches Nick Webb and Shum Desai, along with team senior physio Nitin Patel and their junior Yogash Parmar, may have to answer some tough questions.
A senior physio who has worked with the Indian team told PTI on the condition of confidentiality, “No one is asking about Shami, Bumrah or Jadeja’s injury because he is connected to the trauma. But Umesh Yadav played few matches in the Indian Premier League or Navdeep Saini did not bowl 40 overs after the first two ODIs.
He questioned, ‘People are talking about Vihari, but no one can say that his assignment was more because he did not play in the IPL. He did not bat for long under Australian conditions. Was he well trained to maintain his fitness properly ‘.
There are such things going on in the BCCI corridors that former captain and current chairman of the board, Sourav Ganguly, can ask Patel, Parmar, Webb and Desai some difficult questions about this.
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A BCCI source said, “It is time that Ganguly and Secretary Jai Shah should raise some questions about this.” The Indian team will enter the next bio-safe environment in Chennai from January 27 for the series against England after an RT-PCR test.
He said, ‘In such a situation the team has only 12 days left and Chetan Sharma and Sunil Joshi (national selectors) do not know which fast bowlers will be available for Test matches. Right now Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar seem to be fully fit but they have not played Test matches for a long time.
Meanwhile, the injured Hanuma Vihar left for India from Brisbane on Friday. He will not be available for selection for the series against England due to this injury.