Jadeja to undergo rehab at NCA after fracturing thumb at SCG

Written by Abhishek Patil

Ravindra Jadeja has not just cemented his place in the Indian team across all formats but has also become one of the pillars for India in the cricketing spectrum. The all-rounder has put in multiple match-winning performances for India since the start of the Australia tour but he would not be available for the fourth and final Test of the series in Brisbane having fractured his thumb.

Jadeja couldn’t be a part of the second innings in Sydney after taking a blow on his thumb while batting on Day 3 of the third match in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. After being ruled out of the final contest of the series, Jadeja has been given the go-ahead to return to India and start his rehabilitation process at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) gave an update on Jadeja’s injury and also shed light on the way forward for the spin-bowling all-rounder to return to full fitness.

“Ravindra Jadeja suffered a blow to his left thumb while batting on Day 3 of the third Border-Gavaskar Test that concluded on Monday. He later went for scans and the results have shown that he has dislocated his thumb,” the BCCI said in its release.

“The all-rounder will now consult a hand specialist in Sydney before he returns to India. He will then head to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for further management of his injury.

“Jadeja will not be available for the fourth and final Test against Australia to be held in Brisbane from January 15-19 at the Gabba,” the release read.

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