Ravindra Jadeja fielding: The Indian all-rounder is nowhere to be found on the fielding in the second innings at the SCG.
During the third day of the third Test of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia in Sydney, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja followed the footsteps of wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant to remain absent from the field in the second innings.
While reserve wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha is substituting for Pant, reserve batsman Mayank Agarwal is on the field to replace Jadeja.
India’s concerns increased all the more when spearhead Jasprit Bumrah had to walk off for a brief period. However, the right-arm bowler is back fit and running to decrease India’s woes at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Why isn’t Ravindra Jadeja fielding in Sydney Test vs Australia?
It was on the fourth delivery of the 99th over when Jadeja faced a nasty short delivery from Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc. Looking to defend a delivery bowled at this body, Jadeja ended up injuring his left thumb. With the ball hitting the thumb with his hand off the bat, Jadeja was in severe pain.
Despite receiving immediate medical attention, the southpaw was visibly in pain which was evident while he was wearing his left glove before resuming to bat again.
Jadeja, who scored a vital 28* (37) to bring the Australian deficit to 94 runs, was brave enough to warm up before the second innings. However, the excessive discomfort might have forced the team management to not risk him on the field.
As Australia began their second innings, Jadeja was seen sitting outside the Indian dressing room with a heavily strapped left hand. Contrary to the hopes of him returning to the field, the 32-year old player has been taken to a hospital for scans.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 9, 2021
Despite losing a couple of wickets in the second innings, Australia have taken their lead to 175 at the time of writing this article.