Ravindra Jadeja's Fitness Update Sets Stage for 3rd Test Against England
India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has given a fitness update ahead of the third Test against England. The match between the two teams will be played from February 15 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association ground in Rajkot.
India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has given a fitness update ahead of the third Test against England. The match between the two teams will be played from February 15 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association ground in Rajkot. Ravindra Jadeja suffered a hamstring injury during the second innings of the first match in Hyderabad. The all-rounder was then declared ineligible for the second match in Visakhapatnam and was also dropped from the squad. He then moved to NCA for recovery and put in a hard yard there.
Ravindra Jadeja was then included in the Indian squad for the last three Test matches against England. But its availability was subject to fitness. The all-rounder was seen batting in the nets ahead of the third match in Rajkot, which will also be his home Test.
With just two days left for India vs England third Test, Ravindra Jadeja posted a picture on his Instagram account. Talking about her fitness, she said that she is looking good in the Indian training kit. Ravindra Jadeja has been in great form with both bat and ball in Tests. He played a big role for the team in the first game but his efforts went in vain as India suffered a disappointing defeat. He was the team's highest run-scorer with 87 runs in the first innings and with the ball he took 6 wickets in the match, including four in the first innings.
Ravindra Jadeja will be eager to get fit as soon as possible to play in front of his home crowd in Rajkot. The all-rounder along with Cheteshwar Pujara will be felicitated by the Saurashtra Cricket Association for their contribution to Indian cricket before the match.
Ravindra Jadeja can play Rajkot Test; KL Rahul refused
India are mulling over KL Rahul's fitness ahead of the third Test. The batsman has been ruled out of the game in Rajkot as he is yet to regain full fitness. He was ruled out of the second Test along with Ravindra Jadeja due to a quadriceps strain.
Ravindra Jadeja was seen training with the team in Rajkot while KL Rahul will stay with the NCA. The all-rounder has been practicing with the team ahead of the match, so don't be surprised if he plays the third game. If he returns, he is likely to replace Kuldeep Yadav in the XI.