Indian pacer Navdeep Saini had to go off on day one of the Brisbane Test on Friday after suffering a groin injury. Saini is the latest addition to India’s seemingly never-ending injury list on the tour of Australia.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India stated that Saini was taken for scans after he walked off the field having bowled 7.5 overs in the day.
India received a massive setback ahead of the fourth and final Test against Australia as premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah and senior off-spinner Ashwin Ravichandran were ruled out due to an abdominal strain and back spasms respectively.
India went into the Brisbane Test without any member of their much-vaunted pace attack in addition to missing their best batsman too.
On Monday, Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was ruled out of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy due to a thumb injury.
Skipper Virat Kohli returned to India after the first Test for the birth of his first child but injuries have forced the team into a corner, limiting their team choices ahead of almost every Test since.
Ishant Sharma: Side strain (IPL 2020)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar: Thigh muscle (IPL 2020)
Mohammed Shami: Fracture of the right wrist in Adelaide
Umesh Yadav: Calf at MCG
KL Rahul: Wrist in Melbourne (nets)
Ravindra Jadeja: Dislocated left thumb at SCG
Hanuma Vihari: Hamstring at SCG
Jasprit Bumrah: Abdominal strain
Navdeep Saini: Groin injury at Gabba
Rishabh Pant (elbow) and Cheteshwar Pujara (finger injury he picked up in the nets) are also nursing injuries.
In addition to this, Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the first two Tests of the series due to an injury he picked up in IPL 2020.
Still, the spirit shown by the team has been admirable. They haven’t given up and they have fought for every inch.
India and Australia went into the final Test of the series in Brisbane with the series tied at 1-1.