Team India received a massive blow on day 1 as Navdeep Saini left the field after picking an injury. Saini felt discomfort in his groin and immediately went off the field. Later on, the Indian fast bowler went for scans and it was revealed that he indeed suffered a groin injury.
Now it is highly unlikely that Saini will bowl any overs in the Brisbane Test match. However, the medical team of India India are trying their best so that he is available to bowl in the second innings against Australia. As per an ANI report, the medical team is working overtime on Saini’s injury so that he can take further part in the decisive Test match.
Navdeep Saini suffered a groin injury
The Indian team are already without their two senior bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin in the Brisbane Test. On top of that, the bowling attack of India in the ongoing Test is very inexperienced and the management will be hoping that Saini somehow gets fit and plays an important role in the second innings.
“The medical team is working on Saini. He has a groin injury, but they are trying their best to ensure that he can take the field in the second innings,” the source said as per ANI.
Meanwhile, the Indian team has struggled with several injuries to key players on the Australian tour. Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja and Hanuma Vihari sustained injuries during the Test series. Whereas Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar injured themselves during IPL 2020.
The management will be hoping that the majority of the payers get fully fit for the 4 match Test series against England at home. The Indian captain Virat Kohli is likely to return which will make things a little easier for the side against a competitive England side.
Coming back to the 4th Test match between Australia and India, the hosts scored 369 runs in the first innings of the Test match. For India Shardul Thakur and debutants T. Natarajan and Washington Sundar each picked 3 wickets. In reply, India is currently at 62-2 as rain has interrupted the second day’s play.