Ravindra Jadeja gears up for Test series against Australia, fans say – retire, give Akshar a chance
Team India’s star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was away from the cricket field for a long time due to injury and then surgery, but now he is ready to return. He shared a photo and hinted at a comeback.
Team India’s star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is fully fit to return to Team India or not? There is still suspense on this. Ravindra Jadeja was ruled out of the Asia Cup 2022 due to a knee injury. He suffered this injury during the West Indies tour, after which he also had to undergo surgery. After this, Jadeja could not participate in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 as well and could not go on New Zealand and Bangladesh tour with Team India. Jadeja also missed the recently concluded T20 and ODI series against Sri Lanka. After being away from the cricket field for almost five months, Jadeja can be seen in the Border Gavaskar Test series against Australia starting in February. Jadeja was to return from the home series against New Zealand earlier and he had also passed the fitness test at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), but is he fully fit or not? Suspense remained on this and he could not return for the home ODI series against New Zealand starting on 18 January.
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When the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Selection Committee announced the Indian squad for the first two Test matches against Australia along with ODIs against New Zealand, T20s, Jadeja has been included in the Test squad, but at the same time the BCCI has clarified Made it clear that his playing in the Test series would depend on his complete fitness. At the same time, Jadeja seems to be considering himself ready to return to Test cricket. Looks like it from his latest tweet.
In the absence of Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel from Team India did not let his absence be missed much and that is the reason why the fans made some such comments on Jadeja’s tweet, which might not be liked by this cricketer at all. One fan wrote, ‘We need Akshar, you retire.’ On the other hand, regarding Jadeja’s fitness, the BCCI official said on Inside Sports, ‘It is expected that he will be absolutely fit till the series against Australia. He is an important part of the Test and ODI team. That’s why we are not taking any risk with him in the ODI series against New Zealand. One has to understand that he is coming back after surgery and it is always tricky. As far as playing Ranji is concerned, it will be decided by the selectors and NCA whether he gets a chance to play a few matches before returning or not.
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Indian squad for the first two Tests against Australia: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat, Ishan Kishan, R Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav.