The injury concerns of the Indian team have been increasing each passing day as they suffered another blow after the Indian fast bowling spearhead. spearhead Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out of the fourth Test against Australia due to an abdominal strain. Bumrah sustained the strain during the drawn third Test in Sydney.
The recent reports suggest that his scan reports showed a strain and the Indian team management does not want him to aggravate the injury, as India will be locking horns with England for a four-match Test series at home. Informing the same one of teh sources of PTI in BCCI said, “Jasprit Bumrah suffered an abdominal strain while fielding in Sydney. He is going to sit out of the Brisbane Test but is expected to be available against England.”
It is now expected that two-Test old Mohammed Siraj will be leading the Indian attack and will be joined by Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, and T Natarajan in the Brisbane Test, scheduled to commence on January 15.
Apart from Bumrah, the India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the 4th Test against Australia in Brisbane with a dislocated thumb. In a statement regarding the same, the BCCI said that Jadeja had gone for scans and results showed that he had dislocated his thumb and he will be traveling back to India to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for “further management of his injury”.
Ravindra Jadeja ruled out of Border-Gavaskar Test series.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 11, 2021
BCCI’s press release said, “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 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.”
The fourth and final Test of the series is set to begin on Friday at the Gabba in Brisbane. The third Test ended in an unexpected draw and the series is tied 1-1 going into the final match.