KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja Ruled Out of 2nd Test; Sarfaraz Khan, Sourabh Kumar, and Washington Sundar Joins Squad

Mr. Ravindra Jadeja and Mr. KL Rahul have been ruled out of the second IDFC First Bank Test against England in Vizag, starting from 2nd February

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Team India encountered significant setbacks as key players KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja were declared unfit for the second Test, slated to begin on Friday in Vizag. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed the injuries in a statement and also announced the inclusion of Sarfaraz Khan, Sourabh Kumar, and Washington Sundar in the squad.


Jadeja suffered a hamstring injury during Day 4 of the first Test in Hyderabad, while Rahul complained of right quadriceps pain. Both players have been ruled out of the upcoming Test, and the BCCI medical team is closely monitoring their progress. With three more Tests in the series after Vizag, the availability of these players remains uncertain.

“The Men’s Selection Committee have added Sarfaraz Khan, Sourabh Kumar, and Washington Sundar to India’s squad,” mentioned the BCCI statement.

Sarfaraz Khan, Sourabh Kumar, and Washington Sundar were already part of the India A squad for a three-match Test series against England Lions. Sarfaraz showcased his brilliance by scoring a splendid 161, contributing to India A’s victory over England Lions by an innings and 16 runs in the second Test in Ahmedabad. Meanwhile, Sundar, showcasing his all-around skills, took two wickets and scored a half-century in the same match.

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In addition, the BCCI clarified that pacer Avesh Khan will continue traveling with his Ranji Trophy team, Madhya Pradesh, and will join the Test squad if the need arises. The inclusion of these players aims to bolster the squad’s strength as they strive to level the series after a 28-run defeat in the series opener in Hyderabad.


India’s updated Squad for 2nd Test vs England

Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Dhruv Jurel (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah (vc), Avesh Khan, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Washington Sundar, Sourabh Kumar.


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