T. Natarajan replace injured Umesh For remaining test

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India were given a big blow after India’s front line pacer Umesh limped off the field during bowling in second innings of second test . Although he can’t bowl a session but India quite easily restrict mighty Australia in respected total . As per medical team , Umesh had to take rest for few weeks after calf muscles tear . Due to his absense India’s Successful domestic bowler has been added to India’s squad as replacement for Umesh for rest of the match of the series .

The Indian team management is likely to prefer Shardul Thakur over Natarajan in the third Test against Australia in place of injured Umesh.

“While people are excited about the brilliant progress shown by T Natarajan, we mustn’t forget he has played only one first class match for Tamil Nadu. And Shardul has been a seasoned domestic red ball pacer for Mumbai,” a BCCI source privy to developments in Australia told PTI on Thursday.

The third Test begins in Sydney from January 7.


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