Ravindra Jadeja Provides Huge Injury Update Ahead Of Team Selection For England Tests


File photo of Indian cricket team star Ravindra Jadeja© AFP

Indian cricket team all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja took to social media to provide a massive injury update ahead of the team selection for the remaining three Test matches against England. Jadeja suffered a hamstring injury during the first Test match and that resulted in him missing the second match that India won comprehensively in Visakhapatnam. With the five-match series placed perfectly at 1-1, India will benefit immensely from Jadeja making a comeback from injury. The cricketer posted a picture of himself from the National Cricket Academy along with the caption – “Getting better #NCA,”.

Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah became the first Indian pacer to top the ICC Test rankings after a stellar performance against England in Visakhapatnam.

The 30-year-old’s nine-wicket match haul has helped him leapfrog Pat Cummins, Kagiso Rabada and Ravichandran Ashwin, making him only the fourth from his country to attain number one position.

Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Bishan Singh Bedi are the other Indians who have been at the top of the charts.

Bumrah, who was named Player of the Match after helping India level the five-match series with a 106-run victory, ended Ashwin’s 11-month long reign. Ashwin, on 499 Test wickets, is now third in the standings.

Bumrah now has 881 rating points with Ashwin (904) and Jadeja (899) the only India bowlers to have aggregated more rating points. Ashwin and Jadeja also have the unique distinction of being jointly top-ranked in March 2017.

The batting rankings see left-handed opener Yashasvi Jaiswal progress 37 places to 29th after completing a fine double-century in the first innings and Shubman Gill go up 14 places to a career-best 38th after notching a century in the second innings.

(With PTI inputs)

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