Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the first two Tests of the next series against England, who suffered a fracture and dislocation following a thumb injury on Saturday during the third Test against Australia in Sydney. Mitchell Starc’s short ball was hit on his left hand glove during India’s first innings batting, after which he had to seek the help of medicines. He could not bowl in Australia’s second innings due to injury.
A source in the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) told PTI that Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the first two Tests against England. They will require four to six weeks to fully recover. The four-match series against England will begin in Chennai from February 5. The first and second Test will be played in Chennai. In the first innings, this player made an outstanding contribution for the team by taking an unbeaten 28 runs after taking four wickets. He will bat with a pen killer injection if needed in the Sydney Test.
The source said that he would bat with an injection if needed to save the Test. Senior Indian player Ravichandran Ashwin said that Rishabh Pant, who suffered an elbow injury, would bat in the second innings. Pant was injured during the batting on the third day of the match. Pat Cummins had the ball on his elbow. Jadeja and Pant were then taken for a scan where Pant’s injury did not turn out to be more serious.