Jadeja to prove fitness before Australia series, ready to return to Ranji
Indian veteran all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been selected in the 17-member squad for the first two Tests of the four-match series against Australia starting on February 9 in Nagpur. But he will have to prove his fitness before playing in this series. Jadeja is ready to return in Saurashtra's Ranji Trophy final round starting against Tamil Nadu in Chennai on January 24. Please tell that Jadeja had withdrawn from the Asia Cup in September last year to undergo knee surgery.
Jadeja can play Ranji Trophy for Saurashtra
34-year-old Jadeja is currently undergoing the process of 'rehabilitation' at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). He has been included in the Indian team squad for the Australia series. However, his playing will depend on his fitness and a decision on Jadeja's fitness is likely to be taken during the four-day Ranji Trophy match itself. According to reports, Jadeja started bowling and batting earlier this week as he is nearing the completion of his rehabilitation at NCA. This left-handed batsman is being seen as an important player in the middle order at number five or six in the Indian line-up.
Jadeja's brilliant performance against Australia
Jadeja played a key role in the 2016–17 series against Australia, in which he was named Player of the Series for his 25 wickets and 127 runs as India made a comeback to record a memorable 2–1 win. Was. Jadeja has taken 82 wickets in 19 Tests since 2017 and scored 898 runs at an average of 52.82 with the bat, including two centuries and seven half-centuries. Let us tell you that with this series, it will be decided that India reach the final for the second time in a row in the World Test Championship.
Indian team for the first 2 Tests against Australia
Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, C Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), R Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Mo. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav.