Centurion: In a blow to Bharat’s Test series against South Africa, emerging talent Ruturaj Gaikwad will be sidelined after sustaining an injury to his finger during the ODI series against the Proteas. The young cricketer injured his right ring finger while fielding in the second ODI, leading to his absence in the recent match.
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Ruturaj Gaikwad ruled out of the #SAvIND Test series.
The Selection Committee has added Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Avesh Khan & Rinku Singh to India A’s squad while Kuldeep Yadav has been released from the squad.
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Cricbuzz reported that Ruturaj Gaikwad will be unable to participate in the Test series as he is still in the process of recovering from the finger injury sustained during the ODI series. As a result, after consultation with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the team management decided to send the player back home. Gaikwad will undergo rehabilitation under the supervision of the medical team at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
Notably, the BCCI has yet to announce a replacement for Ruturaj Gaikwad in the Test series. The first Test match between Bharat and South Africa is scheduled to take place from December 26 to 30 at the SuperSport Park in Centurion.