Team India has reportedly suffered another blow ahead of the Bangladesh tour as star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja failed to recover from the injury and is doubtful for the entire tour.
Notably, Rohit Sharma-led India is set to tour Bangladesh for the three-match ODI series and two-match Test series, starting December 4.
As per Cricbuzz, Jadeja has not fully recovered from the knee injury he suffered during Asia Cup in August earlier this year. There were major doubts on whether the all-rounder can recover on time to tour Bangladesh.
“Jadeja has been to NCA for his check-up and rehab on a number of occasion. However as of now, it is unlikely that he will be fit for the Bangladesh series,” a BCCI source privy to developments told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
In any case, Chetan Sharma-led former selection committee had kept him in the squad subject to fitness,” it added.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had earlier stated that Jadeja’s participation in the Bangladesh series is subject to fitness.
“Mr. Ravindra Jadeja’s availability is subject to fitness,” the BCCI had said in a media-release.
Jadeja’s injury comes as a huge blow for team India ahead of the series against Bangladesh, which is also the part of World Test Championship (WTC) 2023. The left-hander has been a vital cog for team India in the longest format of the game.
India’s Test & ODI Squad For Bangladesh Series:
India ODI Squad: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ishan Kishan (WK), Ravindra Jadeja (Doubtful), Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Yash Dayal
India Test Squad: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), KS Bharat (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja (Doubtful), Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav