Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21, 2nd Test: Umesh Yadav to undergo scan after injuring calf muscle
Umesh Yadav is one of India's prime pacers in Test cricket. He injured his calf muscle on Day 3 of the Boxing Day Test against Australia and has gone for scans. He managed to bowl 3.3 overs with figures of 1/5, while he went wicketless in the opening innings (0/39).
Indian pacer Umesh Yadav might have given Team India a scare. On Day 3 of the Boxing Day Test against Australia, he reportedly injured his calf muscle, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), on Monday. He is to undergo scans on it to assess the extent of the injury.
It happened after the third ball of his fourth over when he limped over. He was immediately in discomfort, as the physio was called in, while he left the field shortly afterwards.
"Umesh Yadav complained of pain in his calf while bowling his 4th over and was assessed by the BCCI medical team. He is being taken for scans now," said Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in a tweet.
There is no word on the extent of his injury. Meanwhile, a decision on his participation in the rest of the Test would be taken overnight.
In case Umesh is ruled out, Navdeep Saini could be the next pacer in line for his debut in the upcoming Test, while T Natarajan, Shardul Thakur and Kartik Tyagi are among the backups. India is already missing out on the services of Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami.
Match summary: Winning the toss, Australia elected to bat and was bundled out for 195, courtesy Jasprit Bumrah's 4/56. India scored 326 and earned a 131-run lead, thanks to Ajinkya Rahane's 112 and Ravindra Jadeja's 57. In the second innings, Australia has already lost six wickets, with every bowler contributing to dismissals.
Brief scores: Australia 195 and 108/6 (Wade 40; Jadeja 2/14) trails India 326 (Rahane 112, Jadeja 57; Lyon 3/72, Starc 3/78) by 23 runs.