- Team India, trailing 0-1 in the four-match Test series, lost on the third day in Adelaide
- The second Test match of the series between India and Australia will be played in Melbourne from 26 December.
- BCCI shared a video on Twitter in which all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is seen practicing
- Jadeja has scored a century and 14 half-centuries in his Test career so far. He has also taken 213 wickets
The Indian team may make some changes in their playing-XI in the second Test match of the series against Australia. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted a video clip on social media on Wednesday in which all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is seen practicing. After this, speculation has intensified that Jadeja may be given a chance in the Boxing Day Test.
Team India regular captain Virat Kohli and Pacer Mohammed Shami are out of the series. While Virat has left for Paternity Leave, Shami has a fracture in his wrist. Ajinkya Rahane will now take over the command of Team India in place of Virat.
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The Boxing Day Test match between India and Australia will be played in Melbourne from 26 December. Australia had a resounding 8-wicket win in the first Test match of the series played in Adelaide last week. Australia had bowled India’s second innings at Adelaide for just 36 runs.
It is believed that Team India can field Ravindra Jadeja in the second Test match. This will give him strength because Jadeja can bowl, but can also do wonders with the bat. Having played 49 Tests, 168 ODIs and 50 T20 Internationals so far in his career, Jadeja can be trusted by the team management.
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Jadeja has scored a century and 14 half-centuries in his Test career so far. He has also taken 213 wickets. He has scored 1869 runs in Test career at an average of 35.26 so far.
He suffered a head injury in the first T20 of the series, but he is seen practicing in this new video of BCCI. It seems that he has recovered completely, but it is not yet certain whether he will be able to play in the boxing test. If Jadeja is fit, Andhra Pradesh batsman Hanuma Vihari may have to be ruled out of the playing XI.