Due to injury and fitness concerns, Ravindra Jadeja, Shubman Gill, Axar Patel, and Ishant Sharma may all miss the South African tour. Among them, Jadeja is the most likely to be out for the longest period of time.
The BCCI senior selection committee has decided to postpone announcing the team for the South Africa tour due to injuries to numerous players. At least four players — Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shubman Gill, and Ishant Sharma – are uncertain for the trip, since they will need many months to get fully healthy.
Jadeja and Gill to miss the South Africa series
The selection committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) may have an easier time choosing the squad for the three-match Test series against South Africa. The exploits of a few young players had placed some of the game’s veterans under pressure, but it now appears that a few of those in contention are unfit for selection.
At least four players are questionable starters for the team’s impending international trip. Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shubman Gill, and Ishant Sharma are all expected to miss the trip to South Africa owing to injuries, according to a report. All of the players named above were injured. As a result, they’ll be out of commission for at least a month. Jadeja had a ligament rupture, while Axar Patel suffered a stress fracture, according to the report.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli, India’s captain, has no choice but to select Ravichandran Ashwin as the primary spinner. During India’s tour of England, Ravi Ashwin did not play a single Test against England. Ravi Ashwin is India’s third-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket. In addition, he has 5 centuries and 11 fifties to his credit. According to reports, Jadeja’s injury might take months to heal, citing a source from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
“All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja suffered a right forearm injury during the 1st Test match in Kanpur. After undergoing scans, he was diagnosed with a swelling on his forearm. He has been advised rest and is thus ruled out of the 2nd Test in Mumbai,” the BCCI release stated.