Ind vs Eng Test Series: Big setback for team India, Ravindra Jadeja completely ruled out for England test series

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India vs England – Ravindra Jadeja: India has already suffered a setback by losing the first test match against England and now there is some more bad news for the Indian cricket team. According to a report by Cricbuzz the Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the complete test series. The report claims that Jadeja’s recovery from the thumb injury is taking more than expected time to heal and he will not be available for the complete test series.

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Nature of Jadeja’s injury: Jadeja had dislocated his thumb during the Sydney Test against Australia and could not take part in the fourth final Test at Gabba, Brisbane. He was sent to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru for ‘further management of his injury’ after consultation with a hand specialist in Sydney.

BCCI had announced that Jadeja will not be available for the first two matches but now the 32 year old cricketer will not be available for the full 4 match test series.

India vs England 2nd Test – Indian Playing XI for 2nd Test: India is likely to make one change in the line-up for the 2nd test according to information available with InsideSPORT. Jharkhand left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem is set to be dropped after a disappointing performance in the series opener against England. Who will replace Nadeem ? Will it be fit again Axar Patel or will Kuldeep Yadav be drafted in the Indian XI ?

Axar Patel fit, starts bowling in the nets: While Nadeem’s replacement will be decided by Friday, one can expect allrounder Axar Patel, who is now match-fit, to replace him. India were outplayed in the first Test that ended on Tuesday.

“Axar had a minor knee niggle and has already started batting at the nets. He is expected to start bowling during the next couple of days.

“He was always first choice to play the opening Test but it will depend on skipper Virat Kohli, head coach Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharath Arun,” a senior BCCI source told PTI on Wednesday.