Team India have suffered yet another injury setback as ace all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Monday (January 11) got ruled out of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy due to thumb injury.
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During the third’s play in the just-concluded Sydney Test, Jadeja was hit on his left thumb by Mitchell Starc. While he seemed in quite a bit of pain, the southpaw carried on batting following treatment as he finished 28* in India’s first innings. He didn’t come out on the field with rest of the team and was seen with quite a bit of plaster on his bowling hand in the dressing room.
“Ravindra Jadeja suffered a blow to his left thumb while batting on Day 3 of the third Border-Gavaskar Test that concluded on Monday. He later went for scans and the results have shown that he has dislocated his thumb,” the BCCI said in a media release.
“The all-rounder will now consult a hand specialist in Sydney before he returns to India. He will then head to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for further management of his injury,” it added.
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— BCCI (@BCCI) January 11, 2021
The visitors are already missing the services of skipper Virat Kohli, who is on paternity leave, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul – due to injuries sustained in the ongoing Test series Down Under.
By securing a hard-fought draw in Sydney, Team India kept the series levelled at 1-1 going into the fourth and final Test, starting January 15 at the Gabba in Brisbane.