India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of 4th Test match against Australia in Brisbane with a dislocated thumb, the BCCI said on Monday.
Ravindra Jadeja had suffered an injury to the thumb while batting in india’s first innings in the third test match at the SCG. The BCCI, in statement said that Jadeja had gone for scans & the results showed that he had dislocated his thumb. Jadeja is set to consult a hand specialist in Sydney before travelling back to India to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for “further management of his injury”.
“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 a 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,” the BCCI added.
India still have Kuldeep Yadav as an option to replace Ravindra Jadeja while Shardul Thakur and T Natarajan provide pace options to the team management. The fourth & final test match of the series will start on Friday at the Gabba in Brisbane. The third Test ended in a dramatic draw and the series is tied 1-1 going into the final match.