The southpaw injured his hamstring and suffered a concussion fear in the first T20I against Australia. That the injury might keep the 32-year-old out of action for quite some time. The all-rounder is likely to be out for at least three weeks. Ravindra Jadeja could also possibly be out for a longer period in case he has suffered a torn hamstring. He could possibly miss the Boxing Day Test match in Melbourne.
Ravindra Jadeja will take longer to recover from concussion and hamstring Injury
Yuzvendra Chahal substituted Jadeja in the first T20I against Australia after the all-rounder apparently suffering from a concussion. However, it is the hamstring injury that is preventing him from taking part in the first two series.
BCCI sources have stated that Ravindra Jadeja is recovering well from his concussion injury. It is the healing of the hamstring injury that is going to take some time. An on-air commentator during the second day's play of India's warmup game against Australia A mentioned that Jadeja is out for almost three weeks.
The Indian all-rounder was in fantastic form, especially with the bat. In 49 Test matches, Jadeja has taken 213 wickets and scored 1869 runs. He has scored a century and 14 fifties at an average of 35.26.
Jadeja was expected to play a crucial role in the Test series, but due to his injury, he won't be part of the squad. It will be an excellent opportunity for Ravichandran Ashwin or even Kuldeep Yadav to come in as a replacement for Jadeja.
Both Ashwin and Yadav are currently playing in the warmup game against Australia A. Ashwin took two wickets in 19 overs on day two of the game whereas Yadav went wicketless after 14 overs.
India Won the Test Series Against Australia in 2018-2019
The Border-Gavaskar Trophy will get started from December 17 with the first Test to be played in Adelaide. The second game will take place in Melbourne whereas the third and fourth Test matches will be played in Sydney and Brisbane respectively.
The men in blue had scripted history by becoming the first Asian team to win a Test series against Australia. Team India defeated Australia in their home ground back in 2018-19.
The visitors will be focusing on achieving the feat once again, but this time India will face a stern challenge from the hosts. Australia's confidence has escalated after the return of their two crucial players, Steve Smith and David Warner.