Dhawan fit, Jadeja in doubt ahead of Newlands Test

2018-01-03 18:54
Ravindra Jadeja (AFP)

Cape Town - India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been suffering from viral illness for the past two days and is in doubt for the first of three Test matches against South Africa, starting at Newlands on Friday.

The BCCI confirmed via their website that they're monitoring Jadeja and are also in touch with the local medical team in Cape Town.

The BCCI Medical Team in consultation with the local medical team has decided that Jadeja will be taken to a hospital for treatment and expects him to fully recover in the next 48 hours.

A decision on his availability for selection for the opening Test against the Proteas will be taken on Friday morning before the start of the match.

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Meanwhile, India opener Shikhar Dhawan is fit and is available for selection for the first Test.

Dhawan had suffered a minor ankle injury before the team's departure to South Africa.

Play gets underway in Cape Town on Friday at 10:30.

India squad for the three-match Test series:

Virat Kohli (captain), M Vijay, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Parthiv Patel, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

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