India have been dealt a blow forward of the second Test match in opposition to England, with each Ravindra Jadeja and KL Rahul dominated out of the sport at Visakhapatnam.
Jadeja was the very best scorer for India with 87 within the first innings, and took 5 wickets within the match general. He sustained a hamstring harm on the fourth day of the match, probably when he went for a fast single and was run out by a spectacular piece of fielding from England captain Ben Stokes.
Rahul in the meantime will miss the upcoming Test with a quadricep harm, additionally sustained throughout England’s 28-run victory in Hyderabad.
Before the sequence began, India talisman Virat Kohli withdrew from the squad for the primary two matches as a result of private causes, and Rahul changed him within the center order.
Pace bowler Mohammed Shami and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant are the opposite notable absentees. Shami has a heel challenge, whereas Pant has nonetheless not totally from a critical street accident in December 2022.
With choice issues mounting, India have known as up Sarfaraz Khan, Sourabh Kumar and Washington Sundar to the squad for the subsequent match, which begins on Friday.
Sarfaraz, aged 26 is a middle-order batter with a powerful first-class common of 68.85, though he has not but obtained a world cap. Spinning all-rounder Sundar has performed 4 Tests, together with three throughout England’s earlier tour in 2020-21, which India gained 3-1. Kumar is a left-arm spinner with nearly 300 first-class wickets.
There are fears England might undergo an harm blow of their very own, with Jack Leach seen hobbling the day after the primary Test completed. During the match he took a blow to the knee that restricted his capability to bowl.
Harry Brook withdrew from the tour earlier than the sequence, for private causes, and Dan Lawrence was known as up as his substitute.