Jadeja and Rishabh Pant Injured, Both Sent for Scans
Rishabh Pant got hit on his elbow while batting in the first innings of the SCG Test.
India have got a couple of injury worries with Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja getting hit during their batting in the first innings. Both players have been sent to the hospital for scans.
Pant, who was hit on his left elbow while trying to pull a Pat Cummins delivery, has been taken for scans, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) later confirmed.
"Rishabh Pant was hit on the left elbow while batting in the second session on Saturday. He has been taken for scans," said a statement from the BCCI.
He was, however, replaced by Wriddhiman Saha as the rules allow a wicketkeeper to be replaced by a fellow wicketkeeper in case of an injury.
India left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja suffered an injury to his left thumb and has been taken for scans, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) confirmed on Saturday.
"Ravindra Jadeja suffered a blow to his left thumb while batting. He has been taken for scans," said a statement from the BCCI.
Jadeja was hit on his bowling hand by a short ball from Mitchell Starc towards the end of the Indian innings and although he resumed batting soon after seeking medical attention, he did not take field to bowl in Australia's second innings.
The 32-year-old all-rounder, who made 28 not out, was replaced by Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal in the field at different stages of the Australian innings.
India, who are already missing their premier fast bowlers Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav, who were both injured during the first two Tests, will be fretting over Jadeja's injury as he is an important part of this line-up.
Jadeja picked four wickets in Australia's first innings and also effected a run-out from outside the circle to send back Steve Smith who scored a century and was looking good to add some runs with the last man Josh Hazlewood.
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