Hospital Ward: Team India’s list of injury concerns in Australia grows

As India prepare for the fourth and final Test in Brisbane with the series tied 1-1, the team resembles a mini-hospital and coach Ravi Shastri and skipper Ajinkya Rahane would be be at their wits’ end to put together a fit eleven after Jasprit Bumrah joined the list of injured cricketers.  

Jan 13, 2021, 20:05 PM IST

As India prepare for the fourth and final Test in Brisbane with the series tied 1-1, the team resembles a mini-hospital and coach Ravi Shastri and skipper Ajinkya Rahane would be be at their wits’ end to put together a fit eleven after Jasprit Bumrah joined the list of injured cricketers.  

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Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav hobbled out of the field during Australia’s second innings with a calf muscle injury and will soon be at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for a rehabilitation programme. There is a chance he might be back for the England series next month. 

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Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami fractured his forearm while trying to fend a short ball from Pat Cummins in the Adelaide Test. He was then ruled out of the remaining three Tests. He is doubtful for the first two Tests against England at home as well. 

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KL Rahul

KL Rahul

After a decent outing in the limited-over series against Australia, KL Rahul sustained a wrist injury while batting at the Melbourne Cricket Ground nets and was sent back to India to recuperate before the England series. 

 

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Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah suffered an abdominal strain during the Sydney Test. He didn’t come out and bowl his spells and as per reports the seamer seems in considerable discomfort and will sit out of the next Test in Brisbane.   

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Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja

India’s premier all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was hit on his left thumb off a short delivery by Mitchell Starc in Sydney. Scans revealed that the left-arm spinner has dislocated his left thumb along with a fracture. He will be out for at least a couple of months, ruling him out of the England home series as well.

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Hanuma Vihari

Hanuma Vihari

Hanuma Vihari, who emerged as the hero of the Sydney Test after his epic 161-ball vigil, has a serious hamstring injury (grade 2) and will be out of the fourth Test in Brisbane as well as the following series against England. 

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R Ashwin

R Ashwin

R Ashwin has bowled more than 134 overs in the series, the most by an Indian bowler. He is suffering from back spasms and found it difficult to even sleep or tie his boot laces as revealed by the cricketer's wife after the outcome of the third Test. With medication and physiotherapy sessions, India will expect their senior-most bowler on the park in Brisbane. 

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