Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami to miss rest of Test series against England | cricket news | Top Vip News


NEW DELHI: Off-Road Ravindra Jadejawho was injured during the first Test against England in Hyderabad, will need more time to recover from the hamstring injury and could miss the rest of the five-match series.
Along with Jadeja, injured pacer Mohamed Shami He is also likely to miss the series. Shami was not included in the team during the first two trials.
Jadeja, who injured his hamstring after running out during India’s fourth innings chase in the series opener, was initially ruled out of the second Test which began in Visakhapatnam from Friday.
Jadeja returned with figures of 3/88 and 2/131 and also scored 87 and 2 in the first Test which India lost by 28 runs.
A hamstring injury normally takes at least four weeks to heal and Jadeja is likely to be ruled out of the entire series. The final test of the series will be held in Dharamsala from March 7 to 11.
Pacer Shami, sidelined with an injury after an excellent show in last year’s ODI World Cup in India, traveled to England to receive 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 known that he could be ruled out of the entire series.
India will also miss KL Rahul in the second Test as he is out with right quadriceps pain for which he underwent surgery in 2022.
Currently undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy, it remains to be seen if he returns before the third Test in Rajkot starting February 15.
India are also without star batsman Virat Kohli, who withdrew from the first two Tests due to personal reasons, forcing BCCI to choose the uncovered Rajat Patidar as a replacement.
India has also added middle-order batsman Sarfaraz Khan, left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar and all-rounder Washington Sundar to the team.
(With input from PTI)

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