Star Indian pacer, Umesh Yadav has been ruled out of the Border-Gavaskar trophy. Umesh Yadav sustained a calf muscle injury in the second Test of the series. Now, some media reports have confirmed that the pacer has been completely ruled out of the series. Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan, and Navdeep Saini will be among the bowlers who will replace him.
Team India’s injury woes don’t seem to an at the moment. First up, the BCCI ruled out Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar out of the Australian tour. Then, Mohammed Shami sustained an injury in the first Test and got ruled out of the series. Now, Umesh Yadav sustained an injury in the second innings of the Boxing-Day Test and has been ruled out.
Umesh Yadav Ruled Out Of The Border-Gavaskar Trophy
Yadav sustained a calf muscle injury while bowling in the second innings of the Boxing Day Test. He walked back to the pavilion and the BCCI informed that he is undergoing scans. Renowned sports journalist, Boria Majumdar confirmed on Twitter that Umesh Yadav has been ruled out of the remaining series.
He took to Twitter and wrote, “In what is a downer for India @y_umesh will now be returning to India and is out of the series. Wish him a quick recovery and hope to see him back for the England series.”
Watch the Tweet here:
In what is a downer for India @y_umesh will now be returning to India and is out of the series. Wish him a quick recovery and hope to see him back for the England series. Watch @SportsTodayofc @IndiaToday for more details.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) December 31, 2020
T Natarajan Likely To Make His Test Debut In Sydney
T Natarajan will replace Indian pacer, Umesh Yadav. Natarajan is living the time of his life since the last 4 months. First up, he performed exceptionally well in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) for SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH).
Now, India and Australia will collide in the third Test from January 7 at Sydney. Star Indian opener, Rohit Sharma will join the side from the third Test. Australian opener David Warner will also join the side from the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar trophy.