New Delhi: Team India’s difficulties increase in the series of tests played against Australia. The last game is played and on the very first day only fast pitcher Navdeep Saini (Navdeep Saini) played 7.5 times, after which he had to leave the pitch due to muscle tension.
More than half of the team’s players are already injured. It is seldom seen that almost the whole team suffers from injuries. In such a situation, questions arise about the work of the trainer and physio of the Indian team.
India’s tour of Australia is in its final stages and the large number of injured players in the Indian squad will make it difficult for the selectors to pick a strong bowling attack for the home series against England.
The fitness of players has become an issue
Player injuries can be divided into two ways, the first is trauma (injury during sport or practice) and the second is related to a fitness problem. Questions are being raised about the work of two physio and two strength and conditioning coaches who have toured Australia with the team due to an injury from a fitness issue.
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Four Australian bowlers Josh Hazlewood (98 overs), Pat Cummins (111.1), Mitchell Starc (98) and Nathan Lyon (128 overs) played 435.1 overs in the first three games and are perfectly fit and have played Brisbane Will also play in the current fourth test.
In the first three tests for India, six bowlers Ravichandran Ashwin (134.1 overs), Jaspreet Bumrah (117.4 overs), Ravindra Jadeja (37.3 overs), Umesh Yadav (39.4 overs) Navdeep Saini ( 29 overs) and Mohammad Siraj (86 overs) scored 442. More bowling and five bowlers were injured.
Umesh Yadav was unable to play in four two-test innings due to a fitness injury, while Saini was injured after playing 36.5 overs in one test and one season. Ashwin also stiffened his back in Game 3 of the series, leaving him out of Test 4.
Hanuma Vihari’s name was also included in the list of those not making the team due to a fitness issue. Other than 161 ball innings in Sydney, he hasn’t played any major innings on the current tour.
Physio questions of the team
In such a situation, strength and conditioning coaches Nick Webb and Shum Desai, as well as senior physio Nitin Patel and their junior Yogash Parmar, may have to answer some tough questions.
A senior physio who worked with the Indian team told PTI-language on condition of confidentiality: “No one is asking about the injury to Shami, Bumrah or Jadeja because it is related to the trauma. But Umesh Yadav has also played a few matches in the Indian Premier League where Navdeep Saini did not play 40 overs after the first two ODIs.
He asked: ‘People are talking about Vihari, but no one can say his mission was more because he didn’t play in the IPL. It didn’t strike for long in Australian conditions. Was he well trained to maintain his physical form properly?
Such things are happening in the halls of BCCI that former captain and current chairman of the board, Sourav Ganguly, may have tough questions about Patel, Parmar, Webb and Desai.
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A source from the BCCI said: “It is time for Ganguly and Secretary Jai Shah to raise questions about this.” The Indian team will enter the next bio-safe environment in Chennai from January 27 for the series against England after an RT-PCR test.
He said: “ In such a situation, the team has only 12 days left and Chetan Sharma and Sunil Joshi (national selectors) do not know which fast bowlers will be available for the test matches. Right now, Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar appear to be in great shape, but they haven’t played test matches for a long time.
Meanwhile, injured Hanuma Vihar left Brisbane for India on Friday. He will not be available for selection for the series against England due to the injury.