After losing the first Test against England, Team India (India vs England) has suffered another major setback. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will not play the remaining three Tests.
Chennai, February 11: After losing the first Test against England, Team India (England vs England) has suffered another major setback. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will not play the remaining three Tests. Jadeja suffered a toe fracture while batting in the Sydney Test against Australia, so he did not play in the last Test in Brisbane. After returning to India, Jadeja had joined the NCM. Initially, Jadeja was said to be fit for the last two Tests against England. But it is now known that he is recovering from his injury.
According to Cricketbuzz, Jadeja is unlikely to make a comeback in the series against England. In the first Test, the team had given a chance to Shahbaz Nadeem instead of Jadeja, but he performed disappointingly, so Akshar Patel could be given a chance in the second Test. Akshar Patel was ruled out of the first Test due to injury. But now that Akshar Patel is fit, his way to play is clear.
BCCI sources told PTI, “Akshar’s knee was slightly injured. But now he has started batting in the nets. He will also start bowling in the next few days. He was also the team’s first choice in the first Test.
Skipper Virat Kohli also expressed disappointment over Shahbaz Nadeem’s performance. Virat said that Nadeem and Sundar did not maintain the pressure exerted by Bumrah, Ishant and Ashwin in the match. Nadeem took 4 wickets in the first match, but he gave up 233 runs in 59 overs. Now, the second Test of the series will start in Chennai from February 13.