Australia vs India: Not many of Natarajan’s slow balls and yorkers will be helpful in Test says Natarajan’s coach

Australia vs India: T Natarajan called as Umesh Yadav’s replacement for the two tests.

Australia vs India: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday announced T Natarajan as the replacement for pacer Umesh Yadav. The left-arm pacer will be with the squad for the last two test games against Australia.

Indian speedster, Umesh Yadav has sustained a niggle in his left calf muscle and has been completely ruled out of the remainder of the series by the medical team. The injury came during the third day of the second Melbourne Test.

The BCCI also clarified Mohammad Shami’s replacement for the series. Shardul Thakur was added to the squad replacing Shami ahead of the Melbourne Test. Shami has suffered a hairline fracture in his bowling arm and is completely out of competitive cricket for a couple of weeks.

Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav both will complete their rehab program at National Cricket Academy (NCA) Bangalore under the eyes of director Rahul Dravid.

Umesh Yadav during the second innings of Australia on Day 3 bowled just 3.3 over before complaining of pain in his left calf muscle. Yadav picked the wicket of Joe Burns before stepping out of the field.

Fans and experts were eagerly waiting for BCCI’s response. However, BCCI tweeted that the pacer is taken for further scans and the report will be out soon.

The pacer was not allowed to bowl further as India clinched eight wickets convincing victory a day before. After the win, India leveled the series with 1-1.

After the humiliating defeat in the first Adelaide Test, Ajinkya Rahane led Team India to make a strong comeback to win the game.

With the win, India remained in the second position in the ICC World Test Champianship however, a rise was seen in India’s win percentage.

The third test will be played at Sydney Cricket Ground from 07th January while the fourth will begin from 15th January at Brisbane’s Gaba.

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