Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami set to miss remainder of Test series against England | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who got injured during the first Test against England in Hyderabad, will need more time to recover from the hamstring injury and could miss the remainder of the 5-match series.
Along with Jadeja, injured pacer Mohammed Shami is also likely to miss the series. Shami was not included in the squad for the first two Tests.
Jadeja, who pulled his hamstring following his run-out during India’s fourth-innings chase in the series opener, was initially ruled out of the second Test beginning in Visakhapatnam from Friday.
Jadeja returned with figures of 3/88 and 2/131 and also scored 87 and 2 in the first Test that India lost by 28 runs.
A hamstring injury normally takes at least four weeks to heal and it is likely that Jadeja could be ruled out of the entire series. The final Test of the series is in Dharamsala from March 7-11.
Pacer Shami, sidelined with an injury after a sterling show in last year’s ODI World Cup in India, has gone to England to take special injections for his left ankle problem and also consult a surgeon.
He was initially not considered for the first two Tests, but it is now learnt that he could be ruled out of the entire series.
India will also miss KL Rahul in the second Test as he’s out with pain in his right quadriceps for which he underwent surgery in 2022.
Currently under rehab at the National Cricket Academy, it remains to be seen if he is back before the third Test in Rajkot from February 15.
India are also without star batter Virat Kohli, who withdrew from the first two Tests owing to personal reasons, forcing the BCCI to pick uncapped Rajat Patidar as replacement.
India have also added middle-order batter Sarfaraz Khan, left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar and all-rounder Washington Sundar to the squad.
(With inputs from PTI)





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