Sydney: Ravindra Jadeja, an Indian all-rounder who suffered fractures and ‘dislocation’ following a thumb injury on Saturday during the ongoing third Test match against Australia, has been ruled out of the first two Tests of the upcoming series against England. However, Jadeja can bat on the last day of the third Test against the Kangaroos.
Jadeja’s strength will be seen even after injury
During the batting in India’s first innings, Mitchell Starc’s short ball was hit on his left hand glove, after which he had to seek medical help. He could not bowl in Australia’s second innings due to injury.
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In the first innings, this left-handed player made an outstanding contribution for the team by taking an unbeaten 28 runs after taking four wickets. If needed in the Sydney Test, he will bat with a pain-relieving injection.
The source said, ‘If needed to save the test, then he will bat with an injection.
Out of first two Tests against England
A source from the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) told PTI-language, ‘Ravindra Jadeja has been out of the first two Tests against England. They will need four to six weeks to recover fully.
The four-match series against England will begin in Chennai from February 5. The first and second Test will be played in Chennai.
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Let me tell you that Ravichandran Ashwin, senior player of the Indian team, said that Rishabh Pant, who suffered an elbow injury, will bat in the second innings. Pant was injured during the batting on the third day of the match. Pat Cummins had the ball on his elbow.
Jadeja (Ravindra Jadeja) and Pant (Rishabh Pant) were then taken for a scan, where Pant’s injury did not turn out to be more serious.