A hamstring issue has kept Ravindra Jadeja out of the second Test.
After being ruled out of the second Test against England, star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja of India has arrived at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru to start his rehabilitation. Notably, on Day 4 of the first Test in Hyderabad, Jadeja suffered a hamstring injury. As a result, Washington Sundar and Saurabh Kumar were called up to the squad for the second match, replacing Jadeja.
With a knock of 87, Jadeja led India in runs scored during the first innings of the match and had a terrific time at bat. In the game, the left-arm spinner claimed five wickets, demonstrating his excellent all-around abilities. But because of his injuries, the squad is in a dangerous position and is having a difficult time finding a suitable substitute. Using his Instagram account, Jadeja informed his followers that he had arrived at the NCA, writing, “Home for next few days.”
Notably, with at least six innings played, the southpaw has been in incredible form since 2019 and has the third-highest average for India at bat. Since 2019, the southpaw has amassed 1489 runs at an average of 42.54 from 42 innings, two hundreds, and eleven fifties to his credit. With the ball, he has taken 90 wickets from 53 innings at an average of 26.26 and an economy of 2.63, making him the third-highest wicket-taker during that time.
Quadriceps also prevented KL Rahul from playing.
In the meantime, KL Rahul has also been excluded from the second Test due to a complaint of soreness in his right quadriceps. Reports suggest that Jadeja’s return in the remaining games of the series is doubtful, while Rahul is expected to return later in the series. India will therefore face a difficult challenge in deciding on their team lineup for the second game, which is scheduled to start on February 02 at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.
For the second game, Sarfaraz Khan, Saurabh Kumar, and Washington Sundar have been nominated as replacements by the men’s selection committee. India lost the first Test match unexpectedly in Hyderabad by 28 runs, thus they will have a difficult time winning the second match.