Injured Hanuma Vihari out of last Test, unlikely for England series; Shardul likely in place of Jadeja


India’s damage woes in the Test sequence towards Australia compounded on Monday after the hero of their drawn recreation in Sydney, Hanuma Vihari, was dominated out of the fourth and last match with a hamstring tear that might preserve him out of motion for a substantial time.

It has been learnt that Vihari was taken for scans after the match acquired over and the experiences are anticipated by late night in Sydney or Tuesday morning.

However, a BCCI supply confirmed to PTI that Vihari is unlikely to be match in time for the subsequent Test match beginning in one other three days’ time. The Andhra participant scored 23 off 161 balls in an exhausting efficiency to avoid wasting the match with Ravichandran Ashwin.

“The extent of Vihari’s tear can only be ascertained after the scan reports come through. But even if it’s a grade 1 tear, he is out for at least four weeks and then will need some rehabilitation time. So it’s not only Brisbane Test but also, he won’t be a part of England Tests at home,” a senior supply revealed on Monday.

The Indian group gained’t be lacking Vihari to that extent towards England as in a house sequence, there was little probability of him making it to the primary XI with an additional bowler at all times being the popular possibility.

Vihari will once more be required on the seaming tracks in England the place an additional batsman will definitely be a component of the enjoying XI.

As far as Vihari’s substitute is worried, the group solely has two choices — both to play Wriddhiman Saha as a wicketkeeper and Rishabh Pant purely as a batsman or carry in Mayank Agarwal as a middle-order batsman who can tackle the second new ball.

As of now, there may be little or no probability of an out of type Prithvi Shaw being thought of in the enjoying XI.

It is learnt that each Vihari and Pant, who performed a career-defining 97-run knock on Monday, got a number of pain-killers in order that they may keep it up.

In one other vital improvement, Shardul Thakur, with far more first-class expertise and higher batting skills in comparison with rookie Thangarsu Natarajan, is likely to switch an injured Ravindra Jadeja in Brisbane on a observe that’s purported to be the bounciest of the sequence.

Shardul was additionally in competition to play the second Test of his profession in Sydney however Navdeep Saini’s tempo on a placid observe turned a clincher.

However, with Jadeja’s damage, the Indian group may have no possibility however to play one amongst Shardul and Natarajan with the previous being the favorite in the mean time.


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