After an ordinary outing in the recently-concluded Asia Cup, The Indian team is now eyeing its next assignment. Rohit Sharma and co. are now set to take on Aaron Finch’s Australia in a three-match T20I series. It will be a part of the long upcoming home limited-overs leg for India.
The defending champions Australia will enter the series with their full-strength squad barring a couple of forced changes due to injuries. The series will act as a good mode of preparation ahead of the all-important T20 World Cup 2022, which will take place in Australia.
The Australia series will be followed by a three-match ODI and T20I series against South Africa respectively. The Indian team will be consistently in action till the conclusion of the marquee ICC event as a couple of months of high-octane cricketing action awaits.
Umesh Yadav picks up a quad muscle in England:
Meanwhile, A big development has emerged from England as senior Indian pacer Umesh Yadav has picked up a quad muscle injury. The injury occured while the right-arm pacer was playing a match in England’s domestic tournament namely the Royal London one-day Cup on August 21.
Middlesex County made the development official on their website and stated that Yadav will not be available for the remainder of the tournament due to the same. The marquee Indian pacer is now on his way to recovery at the National Cricket Academy and will be hopeful of recovering ahead of India’s test series against Bangldaesh (December 2022).
Here’s the official statement of Middlesex county:
“Middlesex Cricket regrets to announce that we have been made aware that Umesh Yadav will not be returning to London to finish the season with the Club and will play no further part in Middlesex’s County Championship run in due to an ongoing injury to his quad muscle,”
“After sustaining the injury, the right-arm quick travelled back to India for an assessment with the BCCI’s medical team, where he began treatment and rehabilitation on the injury whilst beginning a back to bowling programme under the watchful eye of the Indian national medical team.”