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Only two Indian players have managed to play in all the four Tests of the ongoing series

January 17, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

The worries continue for the Indian team in Australia as the list of injured players continues to increase. The visitors have been in great trouble because of injuries from the beginning of the tour. This has now left the team with only a handful of fit enough players to take the field in the last Test. 

The Indian team plays with an inexperienced bowling unit as most of their experienced players have been ruled out because of injuries. One of the more significant concerns for India is losing Jasprit Bumrah for the last match against Australia.

India’s key bowlers Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were the first to be ruled out after getting injured during the IPL. With this, the long list of injuries continued. Mohammed Shami was the first to head back home after playing the first Test in Adelaide. Shami suffered a fracture on his bowling arm.

Navdeep Saini is the recent addition to the long list of injuries in the ongoing series

During the second test match at Sydney, India faced a major blow as they lost one more pacer, Umesh Yadav, because of a calf injury. The next was KL Rahul who sustained an injury during the net sessions. The batsman has already left for India without playing any Test. He would have been a possible replacement of Hanuma Vihari in the fourth test.

Jasprit Bumrah is also out of the marquee game after suffering an abdominal strain in the third Test. The second test in Sydney was full of injuries for India. The visitors lost all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and middle-order batsman Hanuma Vihari. In addition to this, the first day of the fourth test saw Navdeep Saini leaving the ground. He had to undergo scans after complaining of a groin injury.

Surprisingly, after all the injuries in the ongoing series, the Indian cricket team is left with only two cricketers to have featured in all four Tests against Australia. Stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane and India’s Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara played all the fourth test matches. The remaining squad have been either out because of injuries or dropped due to their poor form.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth