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Border Gavaskar Trophy: Ravindra Jadeja grinds it out in nets forward of first Test towards Australia

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Ravindra Jadeja bowled an extended spell and batted for a very long time within the Indian Test crew’s internet periods in Nagpur forward of the four-Test sequence towards Australia.

Nagpur,UPDATED: Feb 3, 2023 23:37 IST

IND vs AUS: Ravindra Jadeja grinds it out in nets forward of first Test (Courtesy of BCCI)

By India Today Web Desk: Star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja sweated it out through the Indian crew’s internet session on the Old Civil Lines floor in Nagpur forward of the four-Test sequence towards Australia beginning February 9.

Jadeja, who had knee surgical procedure and was out for practically 5 months, not too long ago returned to aggressive cricket with a seven-wicket haul towards Tamil Nadu in a Ranji Trophy match. Jadeja bowled and batted for an affordable period of time through the first closed-door session, as he want to add miles to his legs in what may very well be a extra bodily demanding Test sequence than most.

Since the vast majority of the gamers, except for Cheteshwar Pujara, Jaydev Unadkat, and Umesh Yadav, have come from white-ball video games, the crew think-tank led by Rahul Dravid needs every participant to get sufficient time through the 5 days of follow earlier than the primary Test on the VCA floor in Jamtha.

With 16 members plus 4 fringe internet bowlers – Rahul Chahar (Rajasthan), Washington Sundar, Ravisrinivas Sai Kishore (each TN), and Saurabh Kumar (UP) – India is anticipated to face plenty of spin bowling from Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Swepson, and left-arm spinner Ashton Agar.

The spinners summoned are these whose state groups are not competing within the Ranji Trophy semi-finals. The presence of 4 spinners in the principle squad and one other 4 within the set-up totals eight spinners. One batch arrived for coaching for 2 and a half hours within the morning, adopted by one other group within the afternoon.

Australia and India, at present ranked first and second within the ICC Men’s Test Team Rankings and the continued ICC World Test Championship 2023 cycle, will play a four-match Test sequence in India. The first Test can be held in Nagpur from February 9 to February 13. (INPUTS FROM PTI)

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Feb 3, 2023