Mohammad Siraj suffered an injury in the second test match played in Johannesburg and due to this he was able to bowl only 9.5 overs in the first innings and six overs in the second innings.
Mohammad Siraj was injured in the second test match.
India and South Africa (India vs South Africa) In the third Test match starting from Tuesday, two changes are fixed in the Indian team. Virat Kohli (Virat Kohli) Will come back fit. He did not play in the second Test in Johannesburg due to a back problem. Other than this Mohammad Siraj (Mohammed Siraj) Will also not take part in the third match. He was injured in the second match and has not been fully fit yet. India’s Test team captain Virat Kohli gave this information in a press conference on Monday before the third match.
In response to the question asked about the fitness of himself and Siraj, Virat said, “I am completely fit and I will play. As far as Mohammad Siraj is concerned, he is not completely fit. Siraj is recovering from a hamstring injury he suffered in the last match and at present I don’t think he is match fit to take the field in the third Test. Siraj had a problem of muscle strain in the second test match. For this reason, he was able to bowl only 9.5 overs in the first innings. In the second innings too, he was seen struggling with the bowling and bowled only six overs. It was only after this that there was doubt about his playing in the third match and today Kohli has made it clear that he will not play in the third match.
One of these two can get a chance
Either Umesh Yadav or Ishant Sharma can get a chance in place of Siraj. Umesh played his last test match against New Zealand in Mumbai. At the same time, Ishant played his last Test match against New Zealand in Kanpur. The captain, however, did not say who would get the chance.
Kohli said, “As I said, we have not sat down and talked till now, I, the head coach and the vice-captain will decide what to do with the option. I said this because of my bench strength and it is difficult for us to take this decision because everyone is bowling well, batting well, these things can cause differences and there should be a healthy discussion about this decision and everyone There has to be a balance, but I am glad that we are in a position to sit down and try to decide who will play.
credit to fast bowlers
Virat Kohli has also remembered the journey of the team since becoming the captain and told that the fast bowlers of the team have played an important role in the way the team has reached today. Kohli said, “I remember when I became the Test captain, the team was at number seven. But now we are very strong. It has been a very difficult journey. I have to play with a very high intensity. If you don’t play with passion then it is difficult for you to achieve this kind of success. This is the passion we need in Test cricket. We have a lot of fast bowlers. Before every match, we get confused as to whom we should play with. We are proud of this. This is the result of the hard work of these fast bowlers. I have always said that these fast bowlers have played a big role in our success in Test cricket. They have worked hard.