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


On Monday, each time the TV cameras panned in direction of the Indian dressing room, Ravichandran Ashwin may very well be seen both standing on the SCG balcony or leaning towards the railing. But not for as soon as was he sitting.

For the viewers, it would come throughout as a case of a senior participant being tense because the pair of Rishabh Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara took the Australian assault head on however a tweet from Ashwin’s spouse Prithi revealed what it was all about.

Ashwin was in extreme again ache and couldn’t even sleep the prior night time as a result of of it.

As India put together for fourth and closing Brisbane Test with the sequence tied 1-1, the staff resembles a mini-hospital and coach Ravi Shastri and skipper Ajinkya Rahane can be be at their wits’ finish to place collectively a match eleven after Jasprit Bumrah and Mayank Agarwal joined the list of injured cricketers.

List of Injuries

Ishant Sharma

The senior pacer suffered a left aspect pressure after enjoying just one match in the IPL in September and after that was dominated out of the Australia sequence. Ishant obtained bowling match earlier than the sequence however wanted extra overs underneath his belt earlier than taking over the rigours of Test cricket. He has simply returned to aggressive cricket for Delhi with the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and might be chosen towards England in Tests.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

The white-ball specialist and reserve pacer of the Test staff injured his proper hamstring throughout an IPL sport and needed to bear an in depth rehabilitation programme which led to him lacking the Australia sequence in full. He has simply returned to motion with the Mushtaq Ali T20 for UP and might be again in nationwide staff for England sequence.

Varun Chakravarthy

One of the finds of the IPL, Kolkata Knight Rider’s Varun Chakravarthy was a left-field choice in the Indian T20 staff however the outdated nationwide choice committee with interim chairman Sunil Joshi didn’t know that he was enjoying with a severe shoulder injury which dominated him out of his maiden nationwide tour.

Rohit Sharma

Perhaps essentially the most high-profile left hamstring injury that occurred in the course of the IPL. The Mumbai Indians skipper performed by means of ache in the ultimate however was dominated out of the white ball sequence towards Australia. Due to onerous quarantine of 14 days in Sydney, Rohit, regardless of being match, couldn’t play the primary two Tests and was again in motion from Sydney the place he hit a half-century in the second innings.

India’s Mohammed Shami is attended to by medical workers after he was struck on the forearm on the third day of their cricket check match towards Australia on the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide (Source: AP)

Mohammed Shami

India’s craftiest tempo bowler sustained a fractured forearm whereas making an attempt to fend a brief ball from Pat Cummins in the Adelaide Test and was then dominated out of the remaining three Tests. He is uncertain for the primary two Tests towards England at dwelling as properly.

Umesh Yadav

The senior India pacer hobbled out of the sphere throughout Australia’s second innings with a calf muscle injury and can quickly be on the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for a rehabilitation programme. There is an opportunity he is perhaps again for the England sequence subsequent month.

KL Rahul

After a good outing in the white ball leg, KL Rahul sustained a wrist injury whereas batting on the Melbourne Cricket Ground nets and was despatched again to India to recuperate earlier than the England sequence. His departure led to India’s back-up middle-order being subsequent to nil.

Ravindra Jadeja

India’s premier all-rounder obtained a knock on his left thumb from a brief supply bowled by Mitchell Starc in Sydney and scans revealed dislocation in addition to thumb fracture. He might be out for no less than a pair of months, ruling him out of the England dwelling sequence as properly.

ind vs aus Navdeep Saini helps Ravindra Jadeja have banana in the Indian dressing room on Day 5 of the SCG Test. (Screenshot)

Rishabh Pant

The keeper-batsman obtained a knock in the left elbow from Pat Cummins and couldn’t maintain wickets in the second innings in Sydney. However, it was not a fracture and performed after popping in so much of painkillers which supplied him preliminary aid. He will play in Brisbane in the fourth Test.

Hanuma Vihari

The hero of the Sydney Test, after his epic 161-ball vigil, has a severe hamstring injury (grade 2) and might be out of the fourth Test in Brisbane in addition to the next sequence towards England.

Ravichandran Ashwin

The man who has bowled greater than 134 overs in the sequence, most by an Indian bowler, is affected by again spasms and located it tough to even sleep or tie his boot laces. With medicine and physiotherapy classes, India will count on their senior-most bowler on the park in Brisbane.

Mayank Agarwal

Having failed in the primary two Tests, Agarwal was dropped in Sydney and who would have identified that in a internet session, he would get hit on the gloves and brought for scans. He was supposed to exchange Hanuma Vihari and if it’s a bruise, Agarwal is predicted to play by means of ache.

Jasprit Bumrah

He suffered an belly pressure in the course of the late night on the third day whereas chasing a ball to the boundary. He didn’t come out and bowl his spells but it surely has been learnt that he’s in appreciable discomfort and can sit out of the following Test in Brisbane.


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