Ravindra Jadeja is expect to join the India team ahead of the Australia Tests. To restore match fitness, Jadeja grabbed seven wickets in Saurashtra’s final Ranji Trophy group-stage encounter against Tamil Nadu.
Ravindra Jadeja is expect to join the Indian team this week ahead of the forthcoming four-match Test series against Australia at home. The great all-rounder demonstrated his match fitness when playing for Saurashtra in their penultimate group-stage encounter, which took place from January 24-27. Shreyas Iyer, on the other hand, is still rehabilitating from a stiff back at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).
Saurashtra lost to Tamil Nadu, but Jadeja impressed with 15 and 25 runs and eight wickets, including a seven-for. The BCCI sent a dedicated physio to accompany Jadeja to the Ranji Trophy game and monitor his progress and rehabilitation. According to ESPNcricinfo, Jadeja return to the NCA for more testing and is anticipate to be totally fit for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023.
In September of last year, Jadeja damaged his knee during an adventurous sport activity at the 2022 Asia Cup. He expect to return sooner, but hes unable to heal and spent the last few weeks at the NCA. He included to India’s Test squad for the December trip to Bangladesh, pending to passing fitness tests. However, he was rule out owing to knee pain.
Jadeja’s last Test was the postponed fifth match against England in August 2022 at Edgbaston. The 34-year-old veteran is the current ICC Test all-rounder leader and remains an important player for India in Tests. He has 63 Test wickets at an average of 18.85 against Australia. Thus his participation will be a significant help for the Indian squad.
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Australia Tests: Shreyas Iyer remains a doubt
Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer is still suffering from a stiff back. It previously been report that the player receive injection to assist him combat swelling in his lower back. However, he is expected to remain at NCA till he receives fitness clearance for the first Test in Nagpur, which begins on February 9.
After scoring consistently, the 28-year-old hitter has established his position in India’s Test lineup. He has 624 runs at an average of 56.72 in seven Tests including 202 runs in three innings in India’s most recent Test series against Bangladesh.
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