Ravindra Jadeja declares, ‘recovery going well’, but can he play Pink-Ball test ?

India vs Australia 1st Test – Jadeja declares, ‘recovery going well’ – India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja said his recovery is going well ahead of the first test starting in Adelaide on Thursday. But the big question is will the world’s best fielder be ready for the first test ? According to the information available with InsideSport, though Jadeja is training hard – he is unlikely to declared fit for the first test match.

According to the sources, at this stage team management will not take any chances with Jadeja and only after he is given all clear from the team’s medical staff – he will be considered probably for the 2nd test match.

Meanwhile, Jadeja shared a training video on Monday. Taking to Twitter he shared a workout video and captioned the post, “Recovery going well #trainingmode.”

Ravindra Jadeja’s injury – What exactly is the status of Jadeja’s injury ?

Jadeja missed the second and third T20Is against Australia after being hit on the head in the final over of the first T20I at Canberra.

In that game, the all-rounder did not come out to field in the second innings as BCCI medical team decided to assess the player before allowing him to get on with proceedings. Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal took the field in the second innings of the opening T20I against Australia as a concussion substitute.

Later Jadeja was ruled out of the remaining series and Shardul Thakur was named as his replacement.

“Ravindra Jadeja sustained a concussion after being hit on the left side of his forehead in the final over of the first innings of the first T20I against Australia in Canberra on December 4, 2020,” BCCI had said in a release.

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“The diagnosis was confirmed based on a clinical assessment in the dressing room during the innings break by the BCCI Medical Team. Jadeja remains under observation and will be taken for further scans if required based on the assessment on Saturday morning. He will not take any further part in the ongoing T20I series,” it had added.

Jadeja is part of the Indian Test squad which will now lock horns in the four-match Test series against Australia. The first Test of the series will be played at the Adelaide Oval and it would be a day-night contest. Australia have the best-record in day-night Tests as the side has not lost a single match that has been played with the pink ball