Highlights:

  • Pacer Jasprit Bumrah ruled out of the 4th Test against Australia.
  • Bumrah suffers from abdominal pain and might play against England.
  • Ravindra Jadeja ruled out of the 4th Test due to a fracture in his thumb.
  • On the final day of the 3rd Test at Sydney, India managed to pull off an amazing draw against Australia.

Ahead of the 4th Test at Brisbane, a big blow for India as pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the fourth Test against Australia due to abdominal strain. A source from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) added that Bumrah suffered an abdominal strain in Sydney while fielding and is going to sit out of the Brisbane Test but is expected to play the match against England.

During the three and four days of the SCG Test, Bumrah was seen chatting with the team physio and pointing out at the Abdomen area during Australia’s second innings. The news came a day after Ravindra Jadeja was ruled out of the 4th Test due to a fracture in his thumb while Hanuma Vihari is suffering from a torn hamstring.

With this, India has lost their three frontline seamers on the tour with Mohammad Shami ruled out after the first test with a fractured forearm, Umesh Yadav out in the middle of the second Test with a calf injury.  In the second and third test match, Mohammad Siraj and Navdeep Saini made their debuts. Seems like Shardul Thakur will be getting to play in Brisbane in place of Bumrah. T Nataranjan is going to be making his debut in the pacer friendly venue.

A release by BCCI confirmed the news of all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja being ruled out of the 4th Test match. On Day three of the Sydney test match, the left-hander suffered a thumb dislocation and was unable to play the match after that. Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports suggest that Hanuma Vihari is out of the Brisbane match as he is suffering from a hamstring tear. Not so good news for the Indian Cricket team that has already suffered a spate of injuries and are practically fielding their second-rung team against the mighty Aussies.

On the final day of the 3rd Test at Sydney, India managed to pull off an amazing draw against Australia, to keep the series alive going into the final Test at Brisbane. Both the teams have been excellent in the Test series. 

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