The continuous injuries of team India is reached is concerning peak. The recent news confirms that “Jasprit Bumrah ruled out of Brisbane Test with abdominal strain”. Jasprit Bumrah strain during the drawn third Test in Sydney. After the injury, the Indian team management has decided to rule Bumrah out from the 4th to avoid worsening the injury. This is so as keeping in mind about the upcoming four-Test series against England. As per a BCCI source, he is expected to be available against England. However, as of now in regards to his abdominal injury, he would be unable to play. Bumrah can be seen discussing with the medical staff regarding his consent to keep playing which confirmed his ongoing trouble. This was also confirmed by a BCCI source and the discussion with medical staff made it clear that he suffered the injury on the field.
With this injury, India is in a concerning state as the team is now expecting that two-Test old Mohammed Siraj will be leading the Indian attack. Also, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur and T Natarajan would be joining Siraj in the Brisbane Test, starting January 15. The series of injuries also includes other 10 players: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Umesh Yadav, Hanuma Vihari, Mohammed Shami, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. These players suffered injuries ion the Australian tour as well. Not to forget Virat Kohli who is recently blessed with a baby girl, would not be able to join the team as well. Also, after the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, both Hanuma Vihari (hamstring tear) and Ravindra Jadeja (broken thumb) are ruled out of the fourth Test starting in Brisbane and the England series in India.
These injuries has left the fans in disgrace and shock as it is almost impossible to belief the ongoing injuries in a short span of time and it is a serious issue. Fans on twitter have expressed their views and the disbelief can be seen in people. The concern and tension can be seen in the senior players of the team. Ravichandran Ashwin can be seen tensed standing in the balcony. Apart from this Rishabh Pant and Ravichandran Ashwin are also bruised. Pant didn’t take the field in the second innings of the SCG Test after taking a blow on his elbow from a Mitchell Starc delivery while Ashwin batted through back pain in the second innings as well.
The tension can be seen in the senior players of the team. Ravichandran Ashwin can be seen pretty tensed in the balcony and it was also confirmed by Aswin’s wife that he too was in severe back pain and could not sleep. His own health issue and the continuous injuries in the team was very alarming. After having an incredible performance in batting in the Sydney Test, India now has a challenge of fielding an entirely new bowling line-up for the Brisbane Test. The four-match series is level 1-1 and a win for Australia will help them retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after six years. It would be a most awaited match as fans and team are concerned about the upcoming performances. The misfortune being faced by our Indian team would also be considered a factor to be noted while making strategies.