Wasim Jaffer was at his best with suggestions on selecting the Indian team once again.© Wasim Jaffer / Twitter
Wasim Jaffer was once again at his best level of mind with his distinctive allusions to Indian skipper Ajinkya Rahane for choosing the XI. Jaffer caused a storm on social media with his subtle tips and coded messages for Indian captains to choose the players he wanted, and when a user asked Jaffer for a “coded tweet” for the Brisbane test, the ‘former cricketer responded with a blank. The text-less tweet was a ‘coded’ allusion to India’s injury problems ahead of Australia’s fourth test so much that even Jaffer ran out of favorites for the game.
– Wasim Jaffer (@ WasimJaffer14) January 13, 2021
Since the start of the series of tests in December of last year, India has lost Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja to injuries, while Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Hanuma Vihari and Jasprit Bumrah were injured during the third test.
With the series tied 1-1 and everything to play in Brisbane, India may have to dig deep to pick their best XI for the test, even though Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur and T Natarajan are in line for their first test. in the series.
India’s great escape to Sydney, where they drew in the Test after beating 131 overs in the fourth inning, was made possible in parts by Ashwin and Vihari who knocked through the last session and parts of the second to challenge Australia.
With Jadeja injured after dislocating an inch during the strike in the opening innings, it was up to Vihari and Ashwin to save the test.
In the end, they struck without separation for 42.4 overs even as Vihari suffered a hamstring injury on the last day of the test and Ashwin had back pain.
Both players may not be definitive starters for the final test and against a full-strength Australia, the Indian team management could be out of breath to pick an XI.
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