Umesh Yadav will miss the ultimate two take a look at matches in opposition to Australia, additional damaging India’s tempo bowling assault.
India staff officers stated Friday that Yadav injured a calf muscle throughout Indias series-leveling eight-wicket victory over Australia within the Melbourne Cricket Ground take a look at.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) stated the 33-year-old Yadav, who’s probably the most skilled member of India’s tempo assault, will return dwelling for rehabilitation and miss the remaining two checks, on the Sydney Cricket Ground starting Thursday and in Brisbane beginning Jan. 15.
Veteran paceman Ishant Sharma (facet pressure) and Mohammed Shami (damaged arm), who would ordinarily be part of spearhead Jasprit Bumrah in Indias full-strength XI, are additionally unavailable.
However, right-armer Mohammed Siraj impressed on take a look at debut on the MCG. Siraj claimed the important thing wickets of Travis Head and Cameron Green throughout Australias remaining innings of the second take a look at, stepping up after Yadav was restricted to only 21 deliveries.
Navdeep Saini and Shardul Thakur are among the many different contenders to switch Yadav.
Thangarasu Natarajan, who made his ODI and Twenty20 debuts for India at the beginning of their present tour, remained in Australia as a web bowler and he has now been added to the take a look at squad and may very well be a shock addition to the facet in Sydney.
India captain Virat Kohli has returned dwelling for the beginning of his first youngster and can play no additional half within the collection.
Australia received the primary take a look at in Adelaide by eight wickets.
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