On Monday, at any time when the TV cameras panned in the direction of the Indian dressing room, Ravichandran Ashwin could possibly be seen both standing on the SCG balcony or leaning towards the railing. However not for as soon as was he sitting.
For the viewers, it would come throughout as a case of a senior participant being tense because the pair of Rishabh Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara took the Australian assault head on however a tweet from Ashwin’s spouse Prithi revealed what it was all about.
Ashwin was in extreme again ache and could not even sleep the prior night time due to it.
As India put together for fourth and ultimate Brisbane Take a look at with the sequence tied 1-1, the crew resembles a mini-hospital and coach Ravi Shastri and skipper Ajinkya Rahane could be at their wits’ finish to place collectively a match eleven after Jasprit Bumrah and Mayank Agarwal joined the record of injured cricketers.
PTI provides a lowdown of all of the accidents that occurred to prime Indian cricketers previous to and throughout the Australia sequence together with their present standing.
The Damage Listing which affected Australia Tour
The senior pacer suffered a left facet pressure after taking part in just one match within the IPL in September and after that was dominated out of the Australia sequence. Ishant bought bowling match earlier than the sequence however wanted extra overs beneath his belt earlier than taking up the rigours of Take a look at cricket. He has simply returned to aggressive cricket for Delhi with the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and might be chosen towards England in Assessments.
The white-ball specialist and reserve pacer of the Take a look at crew injured his proper hamstring throughout an IPL recreation and needed to endure an intensive rehabilitation programme which led to him lacking the Australia sequence in full. He has simply returned to motion with the Mushtaq Ali T20 for UP and might be again within the nationwide crew for England sequence.
One of many finds of the IPL, Kolkata Knight Rider’s Varun Chakravarthy was a left-field choice within the Indian T20 crew however the outdated nationwide choice committee with interim chairman Sunil Joshi did not know that he was taking part in with a severe shoulder harm which dominated him out of his maiden nationwide tour.
Maybe essentially the most high-profile left hamstring harm that occurred throughout the IPL. The Mumbai Indians skipper performed by ache within the ultimate however was dominated out of the white ball sequence towards Australia. As a consequence of arduous quarantine of 14 days in Sydney, Rohit, regardless of being match, could not play the primary two Assessments and was again in motion from Sydney the place he hit a half-century within the second innings.
India’s craftiest tempo bowler sustained a fractured forearm whereas attempting to fend a brief ball from Pat Cummins within the Adelaide Take a look at and was then dominated out of the remaining three Assessments. He’s uncertain for the primary two Assessments towards England at dwelling as properly.
The senior India pacer hobbled out of the sphere throughout Australia’s second innings with a calf muscle harm and can quickly be on the Nationwide Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for a rehabilitation programme. There’s a likelihood he is likely to be again for the England sequence subsequent month.
After an honest outing within the white ball leg, KL Rahul sustained a wrist harm whereas batting on the Melbourne Cricket Floor nets and was despatched again to India to recuperate earlier than the England sequence. His departure led to India’s back-up middle-order being subsequent to nil.
India’s premier all-rounder acquired a knock on his left thumb from a brief supply bowled by Mitchell Starc in Sydney and scans revealed dislocation in addition to thumb fracture. He might be out for not less than a few months, ruling him out of the England dwelling sequence as properly.
The keeper-batsman acquired a knock within the left elbow from Pat Cummins and could not preserve wickets within the second innings in Sydney. Nonetheless, it was not a fracture and performed after popping in numerous painkillers which supplied him preliminary reduction. He’ll play in Brisbane within the fourth Take a look at.
The hero of the Sydney Take a look at, after his epic 161-ball vigil, has a severe hamstring harm (grade 2) and might be out of the fourth Take a look at in Brisbane in addition to the next sequence towards England.
The person who has bowled greater than 134 overs within the sequence, most by an Indian bowler, is affected by again spasms and located it tough to even sleep or tie his boot laces. With treatment and physiotherapy classes, India will anticipate their senior-most bowler on the park in Brisbane.
Having failed within the first two Assessments, Agarwal was dropped in Sydney and who would have recognized that in a internet session, he would get hit on the gloves and brought for scans. He was supposed to exchange Hanuma Vihari and if it is a bruise, Agarwal is predicted to play by ache.
He suffered an belly pressure throughout the late night on the third day whereas chasing a ball to the boundary. He did not come out and bowl his spells however it has been learnt that he’s in appreciable discomfort and can sit out of the following Take a look at in Brisbane.