In what has been another heartbreaking news for Team India, senior fast bowler Umesh Yadav has been ruled out of the remaining Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a calf-injury. Incidentally, the series is currently rightly poised at 1-1 with two more matches to go and it cannot get more worse for the visitors as they already miss the service of Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami.
Incidentally, the fast bowler from Vidarbha limped over on completing his follow-through, looked to be in a lot of pain, calls for the physio and walks off gingerly. He looked in great rhythm during Australia’s second innings after removing Joe Burns but his stay was cut short due to an untimely injury. He didn’t take part in the match since then and as it looks, Umesh will have to miss the remainder of the series.
Umesh Yadav ruled out of the remaining series
Umesh Yadav was sent for scans immediately and a report in ANI had confirmed that the fast bowler will miss the next game. And now, renowned sports journalist, Boria Majumdar confirmed on Twitter that Umesh Yadav has been ruled out of the remaining series. The list of injuries seems to increase for India after they lost Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar early before a fractured arm in the first Test ruled Mohammed Shami out of the Test series.
“In what is a downer for India @y_umesh will now be returning to India and is out of the series. Wish him a quick recovery and hope to see him back for the England series,” Boria Majumdar wrote in a tweet.
In what is a downer for India @y_umesh will now be returning to India and is out of the series. Wish him a quick recovery and hope to see him back for the England series. Watch @SportsTodayofc @IndiaToday for more details.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) December 31, 2020
Meanwhile, T Natarajan, who had a brilliant run in the limited-overs series could be added to the main Test squad. The young left-arm fast bowler has looked impressive even in the nets as he travels with the squad as a practice bowler. The addition of a left-arm pacer will bring new dynamics to the squad who is in line to make his debut in the 3rd Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground starting from December 7 (Thursday).