Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami are unlikely to get well in time to participate within the two-match Check collection in opposition to Bangladesh, which begins on December 14 in Chattogram. Each gamers had missed the previous ODI collection with accidents. Of their absence, India are possible to herald Saurabh Kumar and Navdeep Saini as replacements. Each Saurabh and Saini are at the moment a part of the India A aspect additionally on tour in Bangladesh.
Jadeja is but to get well totally from a knee surgical procedure that he had carried out in September earlier this yr, whereas Shami is nursing a shoulder damage. Shami had suffered the damage throughout a coaching session after he returned from Australia, the place India misplaced the semi-final of the T20 World Cup final month.
Saurabh, the Uttar Pradesh left-arm spinner, may very well be in line for his debut as a like-for-like alternative for Jadeja. He has been a constant performer within the Ranji Trophy and within the ongoing unofficial Check collection in opposition to Bangladesh A, he has emerged as the very best wicket-taker up to now with ten strikes at a median of 15.30. Saurabh also can contribute with the bat decrease down the order, as he confirmed throughout his 39-ball 55 in Sylhet on Thursday.
Saini, if he’s promoted into the senior aspect, will be a part of Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Siraj as India’s seam-bowling choices for the collection. Rohit Sharma, the captain, is doubtful for the Check-series opener after having injured his thumb through the second ODI in Mirpur on Wednesday. Rohit has since returned dwelling to Mumbai to seek the advice of a specialist however the BCCI is but to offer the newest replace.
After India conceded the ODI collection 2-0, Rohit expressed his frustration at India’s mounting damage listing. Deepak Chahar (hamstring pressure) and Kuldeep Sen (stiff again) are additionally on that listing.
“I imply there are undoubtedly a number of damage considerations,” Rohit stated. We have to try to unravel it. I do not know what precisely it’s. Possibly they’re taking part in an excessive amount of cricket. We have to try to monitor these guys, as a result of it is essential to grasp once they come for India, they must be a 100%, in reality greater than 100%.”