SA vs IND 2nd Test: Ravindra Jadeja to play Cape Town Test match? Here’s update

Published on: Dec 29, 2023 3:56 pm IST|Updated on: Dec 29, 2023 3:56 pm IST

SA vs IND 2nd Test Ravindra Jadeja injury update

Ravindra Jadeja, the left-arm spinning all-rounder, could potentially make a return to India’s lineup for the second Test against South Africa, commencing on January 3.

Why Ravindra Jadeja didn’t play SA vs IND 1st Test?

Ravindra Jadeja was sidelined from the opening Test in Centurion due to upper back spasms, a setback that kept him out of action on the first day of the match. However, signs of improvement are evident as Jadeja was seen bowling a few deliveries at the SuperSport Park during the break on the third day of the Test. Not displaying any apparent discomfort while training and bowling, his availability for selection in the crucial Cape Town Test seems promising.

India, after succumbing to a defeat by an innings and 32 runs in the first Test, faces a crucial juncture in the series. With the need to level the two-match series, Jadeja’s potential return could provide a significant boost to the team.

Avesh Khan added to India squad ahead of SA vs IND 2nd Test

In related news, Avesh Khan has been drafted into the Test squad as a replacement for Mohammed Shami. Shami, dealing with an ankle injury, had to withdraw from the squad at the last moment, prompting the inclusion of Khan in the setup.

The upcoming Test in Cape Town holds immense significance for India, and the potential availability of Jadeja, coupled with Khan’s addition, could introduce key changes to the team’s dynamics, offering a chance for a resurgence in the series against South Africa.

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