Injured Bumrah set to miss Brisbane Test

Ruben Hill
January 13, 2021

"A subluxation is a partial dislocation of the shoulder joint when the ball of the upper arm bone partly comes out of the socket in the shoulder", a statement released on Cricket Australia official website read.

Speaking about Will Pucovski, the Victoria batsman, he made his Test debut finally in the Sydney Test and was nearly an immediate hit.

'The board has been told that the team has been given access to all the lifts in the hotel. The directives also denied them the use of the swimming pool as Queensland, of which Brisbane is the capital, seeks to avoid community transmission of Covid-19. It has been assured that there will be room service and house keeping.

Amid a lot of speculation, the Indian cricket team reached Brisbane on Tuesday and were greeted with a shock as they were asked to stay in a hotel where they were reportedly locked in their rooms and had to clean toilets on their own.

"The players are exhausted and have retired to their rooms".

The tourists are already facing an injury crisis, with reports out of India claiming strike bowler Jasprit Bumrah will miss the final Test due to an abdominal strain.

If Bumrah is ruled out, he would become the latest in a lengthy list of Indian stars who are unavailable for the Gabba decider.

Pucovski's performance in his first match for the Test side had been a bright spot for the Aussies, who were held to a draw in the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday.

Apart from Bumrah, there are ten other Indian players - Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Umesh Yadav, Hanuma Vihari, Mohammed Shami, Rishabh Pant, Ashwin Ravichandran and Ravindra Jadeja - who have suffered injuries before or during the all-important Australian tour.

India's pace reserves include Shardul Thakur and T Natarajan who had been included in the squad ahead of the Sydney Test. Six men were ejected before play resumed, and police and Cricket Australia are continuing investigations.

Cricket Australia confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that the Victorian batsman would be monitored in the coming days ahead of the Brisbane match.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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