It’s a race against time for Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami to get well in time for the two-match Test series against Bangladesh that gets underway on December 14 in Chattogram.
Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami are racing against time to be fit for the two-match Test series against Bangladesh, which begins on December 14 in Chattogram. Battling injuries, both players missed the last ODI series. In their absence, India would most likely replace them with Uttar Pradesh’s Saurabh Kumar and Navdeep Saini. Both Saurabh and Saini are currently on tour with India A in Bangladesh. Jadeja is still recovering from knee surgery he had earlier this year in September, and Shami is nursing a shoulder problem. Shami sustained the injury during a training session after returning from Australia, where India lost in the T20 World Cup semi-finals last month.
The Uttar Pradesh left-arm spinner Saurabh might make his debut in place of Jadeja. In the current unofficial Test series against Bangladesh A, he has taken 10 wickets at an average of 15.30, continuing his streak of consistent play from the Ranji Trophy.