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Ravindra Jadeja likely to play Ranji Trophy ahead of IND vs AUS series

Ravindra Jadeja in Ranji Trophy

All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja been included in India’s 17-man squad for the first two tests in a four-match series against Australia that begins next month. Let us look at details on Ravindra Jadeja in Ranji Trophy after IND vs AUS series.

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A positive development for India is that top all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is poised to start playing again and will likely to take part in Saurashtra’s final Ranji Trophy match. Which begins on January 24. Chennai will host the game against Tamil Nadu.

Jadeja, who has played in 60 tests, hasn’t played cricket since having knee surgery in August of last year. His return for the first test of the Border-Gavaskar series. Which begins in Nagpur on February 9, will be greatly appreciated by the hosts.

However, the selectors only chose Jadeja if the NCA found him to be totally fit. Jadeja reportedly began to bowl and bat earlier this week. But before being cleared to play competitive cricket, he must pass fitness tests.

The selectors, along with the NCA and the Indian team management. Decided the all-rounder should play in the Ranji game before making a decision on his participation in the Australia Test series.

This was done in consideration of Jadeja’s absence, as he hasn’t played any cricket since September. His most recent first-class match was the one-off Test at Edgbaston against England last July.

India and Australia are the favourites to compete in the World Test Championship final in June. The WTC final is set to take place at The Oval. The the outcome of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy is important for both nations.

Team India would become the first team to compete in the finals of both WTC editions if they win the series and advance to the final.

India to miss services of Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah

Bumrah, who has bagged a total of 32 wickets in his seven tests against Australia, is still recovering from a back injury.

Pant, who is still in the hospital after suffering several injuries in a horrific vehicle accident on December 30. He will also remain absent from the hosting team.

Pant, who has 2,271 runs in 33 tests, had surgery on his ruptured knee ligament on January 6 and also sustained injuries to his head, back, and leg. He is scheduled to stay in the hospital for another week.

White-ball standout wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan might potentially make his first test appearances due to Pant’s unavailability.

Rohit Sharma to lead the side in the test series. While star batting line-up KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer ready for the big Australia challenge.

India’s Test squad for the first two Tests against Australia:

Batters: Rohit Sharma (Captain), , Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav

Wicketkeepers: KL Rahul (vice-captain), KS Bharat, Ishan Kishan

All-rounders: R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja,

Bowlers: Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat.

Vineet Vashisht
Vineet Vashisht
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