Star Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the first two Test matches against England following his thumb dislocation. It is also reported that Jadeja might come out to bat on the final day of the Sydney Test with injections as team India looks to be in a worrying situation in the third Test.
Notably, the Indian cricket team has been dealing with a lot of injuries following the resumption of cricket after the COVID-19 protocols were uplifted. Ravindra Jadeja also sustained an injury on Saturday when he was batting against Australia in the second innings. A thumb dislocation has prevented him to further be on the ground.
Ravindra Jadeja Ruled Out Of The First Two Tests Against England
“Ravindra Jadeja is out of first two Tests against England. He will need 4-6 weeks minimum to recuperate and complete rehab which rules him out of first 2 tests,” a BCCI source told PTI.
“He might bat if needed with injection to save the Test,” the source added. Notably, the Test series against England begins with the first Test being played from February 5 at Chennai.
Team India In Serious Trouble After Day 4
The India National Cricket Team have been dominated by the Aussies more often than not in this entire match. Day 4 of the Sydney Test was no different as the Australian batsmen cruised to a giant total in the second innings too. Both, Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith scored half-centuries and so did the prodigious all-rounder, Cameron Green.
The Indian Cricket Team were provided a target of 407 runs. Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill once again gave a solid start to the team but both the batsmen departed soon after. On the final day, the Indian cricket team needs 309 runs to win the game and Australia need 8 wickets. This is probably why Ravindra Jadeja has not yet officially been ruled out of the series by the BCCI.