Ravindra Jadeja might miss the second Test in Visakhapatnam due to a possible hamstring injury he sustained during the fourth day of the first Test against England in Hyderabad, Cricbuzz reported on Monday (January 29).
The spin-bowling all-rounder looked in discomfort after being run-out in the fourth innings on Sunday and is now awaiting scan results from Mumbai.
Once the management knows the extent of his hamstring injury, they will take a call regarding his availability for the second Test, which starts on February 2.
"What we understand is that it is a hamstring pull and not tear; so he should be fine for the third Test certainly if he can't play the second," said an informed source.
If Jadeja is unavailable, India could replace him with Kuldeep Yadav. The latter would make up for his absence in the bowling department but India will miss Jadeja’s batting.
The left-hander has been one of India’s most consistent batters of late and was the highest run-getter in the first innings, scoring 87 runs. On top of that, he also claimed five wickets.
Having lost the first Test, India will now travel to Visakhapatnam on Tuesday. The third Test will be played in Rajkot from February 15.