IND vs ENG: Ravindra Jadeja suffers hamstring injury, doubtful for Vizag Test

With the Test series between India and England well underway, the hosts already face trouble after a subpar start to the five-game affair. Led by Ben Stokes, the visitors put forth a sensational performance in the first Test of the series and managed to register a brilliant win.

With the loss and the second clash around the corner, the Indian team faces yet another setback, which could result in veteran all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja missing out on the upcoming game of the series. The 35-year-old sustained an injury on the fourth day of the first Test and is now uncertain to play for India in the second Test in Visakhapatnam. The all-rounder is currently awaiting his scan results from Mumbai, and a report came forth to state that his participation in the second Test is uncertain, but he should be back in time for the third Test.

“What we understand is that it is a hamstring pull and not tear, so he should be fine for the third Test certainly if he can’t play the second,” a source in the know was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.

I haven’t had a chance to speak to physio, once I get back I’ll speak to him: Dravid

Furthermore, India head coach Rahul Dravid also gave his take on the situation. He revealed that he did not get a chance to speak with the physio so far but he will soon get in touch to get an insight into the situation. Hence, the team management is expected to make any decision on Ravindra Jadeja’s involvement in the next Test only after understanding the gravity of his injury.

“I honestly haven’t had a chance to speak to the physio as yet. Once I get back, I’ll speak to him and see what it is about,” Dravid stated.

The Indian team will look to replace Jadeja if the star player does end up missing the second Test. The hosts could opt for Kuldeep Yadav as a possible replacement, but Kuldeep Yadav’s inclusion could see the team miss out on an extra batter. It is worth noting that India and England face off in the second Test of the ongoing series on February 2, at the Dr. Y.S. Rajashekar Reddy ACA-VDCA International Cricket Stadium in Vizag (Visakhapatnam), and after losing the first Test, India will be keen on improving.