Ravindra Jadeja Ruled Out Of Bangladesh ODIs, Shahbaz Ahmed Likely To Replace Him


According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, India’s star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will not be taking part in the upcoming ODI series against Bangladesh. He is still recuperating from the knee surgery that he suffered in 2022 earlier in the year.  The Bengal-based bowler Shahbaz Ahmed will be replacing Jadeja. Earlier,  the left-arm spinner has been ruled out of the ICC T20 World Cup that will take place in Australia.

Shahbaz made his debut for the Indian team during the home ODIs against South Africa in September.  He has been in brilliant form in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy by scalping 11 wickets in six matches at an economy of 4.87. The Men in Blue will be playing against the Bangla Tigers in three ODIs and two Test matches. 

Earlier, there were several reports of an alleged rift between Ravindra Jadeja and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were doing rounds this year. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja took to Twitter to react to the development. His latest tweet indicates that all is well between him and Dhoni. The pic posted by Jadeja is from CSK’s epic run-chase against Mumbai Indians. In this match, MS Dhoni starred with the bat as he batted till the end to script a great finish.

 

India squad – ODIs: Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Deepak Chahar, Yash Dayal.

India Test squad – Tests: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Srikar Bharat, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav.