Team India’s injury blows continue to pile up in the Australian tour. Now, reports have emerged suggesting that Indian all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the Border-Gavaskar trophy with a dislocated thumb. Notably, Jadeja suffered a blow to his thumb while batting on Day 3 of the ongoing Sydney Test between India and Australia.
Apart from Ravindra Jadeja, a plethora of Indian cricketers have suffered injuries during and prior to the Australian tour. Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumra were not included in the squads due to injury. Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, and KL Rahul were ruled out of the Test series due to injury blows sustained during the series.
Earlier, it was informed by the BCCI that Jadeja had been taken for scans after he sustained an injury in his left thumb while batting for India on Day 3 of the Sydney Test.
Ravindra Jadeja Ruled Out Of The Border-Gavaskar Trophy: Reports
Now, certain media reports have emerged suggesting that Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the Border-Gavaskar trophy with a dislocated thumb. If its’ true, then team India will be in serious problems as Jadeja has had excellent contribution with the bat, ball and on the field for the India National Cricket Team.
Eminent sports journalist, Boria Majumdar took to Twitter to announce the mishap. He wrote, “In what is a huge blow for India there is a dislocation in @imjadeja s left thumb and it can also be a fracture. Final reports awaited. Very very damaging this for India with Jadeja not available to the team.”
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In what is a huge blow for India there is a dislocation in @imjadeja s left thumb and it can also be a fracture. Final reports awaited. Very very damaging this for India with Jadeja not available to the team. Watch for more details on @SportsTodayofc at [email protected] @IndiaToday
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) January 9, 2021
Australia On Top Of India After The End Of Day 3
The Australian Cricket Team is right on top as Day 3 of the Sydney Test came to a close. The Australian innings finished on 338 in the first innings. However, the Australian bowlers bounced back in the second innings and dismissed the entire Indian batting line up on just 244 runs.
The Indian bowlers including Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, and R Ashwin were right on the money in the third innings. Mohammed Siraj sent back Will Pucovski to the pavilion and David Warner once again fell prey to R Ashwin. However, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne played gritty knocks to stitch together a 50+ run partnership as the Aussies now lead by 197 runs with 8 wickets in hand.