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India tour of Bangladesh: Ravindra Jadeja unlikely to regain full health forward of Test sequence

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Ravindra Jadeja, who underwent surgical procedure to deal with a knee damage that dominated him out of the T20 World Cup, is unlikely to be totally match for the ODI and Test sequence towards Bangladesh, beginning December 4.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Nov 23, 2022 12:05 IST

Ravindra Jadeja is ready to overlook India’s tour of Bangladesh (PTI Photo)

By India Today Web Desk: India may be with out Ravindra Jadeja once they head into the final leg of their race to the World Test Championship ultimate. The all-rounder is unlikely to regain full health for the two-Test sequence in Bangladesh, beginning December 14.

Ravindra Jadeja picked up a knee damage on the Asia Cup that saved him out of the house sequence towards South Africa and Australia and the T20 World Cup. He underwent knee surgical procedure and he lately visited the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for a check-up.

However, the previous choice committee, led by Chetan Sharma, picked Jadeja for the ODI and the Test squad for Bangladesh. The BCCI in its press launch mentioned Jadeja’s availability was topic to health.

However, Jadeja, it appears, is unlikely to be totally match for the tour of Bangladesh, beginning December 4, based on information company PTI. India play 3 ODIs and a couple of Tests towards the Asian neighbours after the ODI sequence towards New Zealand. Jadeja was not picked for the T20Is and the ODIs in New Zealand in November.

“Jadeja has been to NCA for his check-up and rehab on a number of occasions. However, as of now, it is unlikely that he will be fit for the Bangladesh series. In any case, Chetan Sharma-led former selection committee had kept him in the squad subject to fitness,” the information company quoted a BCCI supply as saying.

It stays to be seen if India would go forward and choose a spinner as Jadeja’s substitute because the selectors already named 3 spinners in R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel.

If they search a simple substitute, then it will likely be Saurabh Kumar, the India A bowler, the report added. Saurabh was a part of the Test squad towards Sri Lanka earlier this yr.

However, hypothesis is rife that India would look so as to add Suryakumar Yadav to the Test squad and make full use of his red-hot kind. The India batter completed the yr because the main run-scorer in T20I cricket, scoring in extra of 1100 runs in 31 matches.

Suryakumar was additionally a part of the Test squad beforehand, having earned his maiden call-up through the tour of England.

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Nov 23, 2022