New Delhi: Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is likely to miss the opening Test against Australia due to a concussion and hamstring injury during the opening T20 International match in Canberra.
The 32-year-old is nearing his 50th Test and is likely to be out for at least three weeks, which is definitely the first Test in Adelaide since December 17, a day-night affair.
If it turns out to be hamstring tears, it may be out of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne from December 26.
“According to the ICC’s concussion protocols, after a head injury, a player has to rest for 7 to 10 days.
“So, with no practice time in the opening Test match, the management of the Indian team is next to impossible to field Jadeja,” the source said.

However, rather than a concussion, it was revealed that a hamstring injury could keep Jadeja away from at least one Test or two.
In fact, during the second day of the warm-up match between India A and Australia A, a commentator who aired said “news Jadeja has been out for three weeks” due to a concussion.
According to Howeve, BCCI sources, while they are recovering well from concussion, it may take a while to fully fit in with the sprained hamstring.

Jadeja is a common feature whenever India go with a spinner in overseas Test matches.
He has taken 213 wickets in 49 Tests and scored 1869 runs at an average of 35.26.
Jadeja’s injury is the only spin of Ravichandran Ashwin, as he was much stronger than young left-hander Kuldeep Yadav in the warm-up match against Australia A.

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