Australia vs India: Ravindra Jadeja hopes to return after injury in MCG.© Instagram
Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav took to Instagram to update their fans on their whereabouts, as they posted selfies from the airport before leaving India for Melbourne for the second test against Australia. India lost the first test match in Adelaide and they hope to bounce back in the Boxing Day test. Australia won the day-night test at Adelaide Oval with eight wickets. Jadeja and Yadav were not part of the XI showing in Adelaide as Jadeja was still recovering from the injuries he sustained in the T20I series leading up to the Tests while Kuldeep sat on the bench. Here are the photos posted by both cricketers
According to reports, Jadeja could replace Hanuma Vihari in the second test if deemed appropriate by India’s team management. The all-rounder suffered a concussion and a hamstring injury during the first T20I against Australia.
The second test match begins on December 26 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The visitors will also be without Captain Virat Kohli, who has been given paternity leave by the BCCI.
In addition, without Rohit Sharma, who is currently isolating herself, India will reportedly be in Sydney. Rohit was injured during the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
However, he has passed his fitness test at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru and will be assessed by the team management after his quarantine period. His isolation period ends after the second test match.
The second test match will be followed by the New Year’s test in Sydney from January 7th and the last test of the series in Brisbane from January 15th.
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