- Jadeja was hurt by Mitchell Starc’s ball
- Had scored 28 runs in the first innings of Sydney Test
- Jadeja took 4 wickets in Australia’s first innings
Ravindra Jadeja, the experienced all-rounder of the Indian cricket team, has been ruled out of the first 2 Tests of the upcoming home series against England (India vs England). Jadeja suffered a left-handed injury on Saturday, the third day of the third match of the 4-match Test series against Australia.
Jadeja could not bowl in Australia’s second innings due to injury. Jadeja suffered this injury during the batting of Australian star Mitchell Starc. He was given medical help from the physio on the field after Stark’s ball hit Jadeja on the gloves.
Jadeja will take at least 6 weeks to recover
A BCCI source told PTI, ‘Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the 2 Tests of the series against England. They will take at least 4-6 weeks to recover. During this time they will also have to go through the process of rehab. In such a situation, he has been ruled out of the first two Tests.
The first Test match of the 4-match series between India and England will be played in Chennai on 5 February. Jadeja, a left-handed cricketer, scored 28 runs in the first innings of the third Test match released in Sydney. Apart from this, he also took 4 wickets.
Can be taken down for batting by giving pain relief injections in Sydney
If Team India needs Jadeja to save the Sydney Test on the fifth day, then they can be given a pain-relieving injection. The source said, ‘If it comes to save the Test match, then they can be brought down to bat by giving pain relief injections. The ongoing Test series against Australia is on par with 1-1.