Rohit Sharma's India suffer massive blow, Ravindra Jadeja ruled out of Bangladesh tour: Report
Ravindra Jadeja will not regain fitness before India travel to Bangladesh for a three-ODI series starting December 4, as reported by ESPNCricinfo. Jadeja has not recovered from a knee surgery due to which he left T20 Asia Cup midway and got ruled out of T20 World Cup 2022 as well.
Later, for the Test series, Uttar Pradesh left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar is another player who could be considered for the role. However, Axar Patel who is already in the squad can make it into the XI of both formats for his left-arm spin and batting services down the order.
The ODI series will conclude on December 10. The Test series which is a part of World Test Championship (WTC) 2021-23 will commence on December 14.
India are currently fourth on WTC points table with win percentage of 52.088. Two wins will help them climb to the second spot above South Africa. On the other end, Bangladesh are at the bottom of the table with nine losses from 10 games.
Squad for Bangladesh ODIs:
Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Md. Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Yash Dayal
Squad for Bangladesh Tests:
Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav.
India tour of Bangladesh schedule:
Sunday, December 4, 1st ODI, Bangladesh vs India
Wednesday, December 7, 2nd ODI, Bangladesh vs India,
Saturday, December 10, 3rd ODI, Bangladesh vs India,
Wednesday, December 14-18, 1st Test, Bangladesh vs India
Thursday, December 22-26, 2nd Test, Bangladesh vs India