Prime Time Zone, Sports: Umesh Yadav has been ruled out of the ongoing Test series against Australia due to injury. He was confined to the dressing room without bowling fully in the second Test with a toe injury. He was later medically examined and found to have a minor bruise. He was dropped from the third Test. However, the management decided to keep him away for the rest of the Tests, realizing that there was a risk of a back injury if he returned to the field without a full rest.
Despite the news that Natarajan will be given a place in his place .. Shardul finally gave Thakur a chance. Natarajan played only one first-class match while Shardul Thakur had first-class experience of 62 matches. Shardul was also selected for the previous South Africa series but did not play in the series due to injury. Shardul, on the other hand, has six half-centuries in his first-class career. With this, the BCCI leaned towards Shardul. Meanwhile, the BCCI is reportedly making arrangements to bring Umesh Yadav back to India after he missed the Tests due to injury.