Adelaide: In the first Test against Australia, India, who landed on the field with their full potential, lost the match by 8 wickets. Now the second Test will start in Melbourne on 26 December. Where the team does not have players like Virat Kohli and Mohammed Shami, Team India will face a tough challenge from the Kangaroos and it will be very difficult to overcome this time.
However, for the Indian team, there may be a relief news in the meantime. The Indian team management is keeping a close watch on Ravindra Jadeja’s injury ahead of the Boxing Day Test against Australia from this weekend and if it fits the all-rounder, Hanuma Vihari will be in the playing eleven for the next match. ) Can be replaced by Jadeja.
During the first T20 international, Ravindra Jadeja suffered a head injury and after that his leg muscles were also stretched, due to which he was ruled out of the first Test.
India suffered a loss in the first Test and during this time Jadeja (Ravindra Jadeja) returned to the net. It is learned that Jadeja is recovering from injury, but it cannot be said with certainty that he will be 100 per cent fit for the first Test in Melbourne starting on 26 December. But if Jadeja is fit, then Andhra Pradesh batsman Vihari may have to be ruled out of the playing XI.
A senior source of the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) said, “If Jadeja is fit to throw a long spell, then there is no point of debate.” Jadeja will replace Vihari on the basis of his all-round skills. Also, this will give us the option of landing in the MCG with five bowlers’.
Ravindra Jadeja has scored 1869 runs in 49 Tests at an average of over 35. Which includes one century and 14 half-centuries. He had scored half-centuries on previous tours of Australia and England.
On the other hand, Vihari (Hanuma Vihari) has scored 576 runs in 10 Tests. Which includes four half-centuries in addition to a century against the West Indies. He has scored at an average of over 33.