SA vs IND: Jadeja likely to be available for Cape Town Test, Avesh added as Shami replacement

Avesh Khan has been added to India’s squad for the second and final Test against South Africa as a replacement for an injured Mohammed Shami.

Published : Dec 29, 2023 12:07 IST - 1 MIN READ

Ravindra Jadeja could well be available for India’s second Test against South Africa, starting on January 3. The left-arm spinning all-rounder was ruled out of the opening Test here after complaining of upper back spasm on the morning of the first day.

Jadeja seems to be getting better. He bowled a few balls at the SuperSport Park during the break on Thursday, the third – and what proved to be the final – day of the first Test, in which India crashed to a defeat by an innings and 32 runs.


Given that he was in no obvious discomfort while he trained and bowled, he should be available for selection for the Cape Town Test, which India needs to win if it wants to square the two-match series.

Meanwhile, Avesh Khan has been added to the Test squad, as a replacement for Mohammed Shami, who had to pull out of the team at the last time, having failed to recover from an ankle injury.

India squad
Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Prasidh Krishna, KS Bharat (wk), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Avesh Khan
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