India in England 2011 August 31, 2011

Ravindra Jadeja called up to ODI squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ravindra Jadeja, the left-arm allrounder, has been called up to India's ODI squad in England as a replacement for the concussed Gautam Gambhir. Suresh Raina has been named vice-captain of the squad.

Gambhir had sustained a head injury during the fourth Test against England at The Oval, when he fell backwards while dropping a catch. He could not open in either innings of that match, batting in the lower order as India slumped to a 0-4 defeat in the series. Although he was injured on August 20, the decision to send him home was taken only now.

"He [Gambhir] was diagnosed with mild concussion by the attending sports physician and neurologist, and sent for a precautionary CT and MRI scan of his head and neck, which was reported as normal," the BCCI said. "He has been resting since and his symptoms have improved.

"However, he still complains of some visual disturbance and inability to focus on an object for long. Gautam has been advised to take rest and is expected to recover spontaneously without any further medical intervention."

Jadeja's previous ODI appearance was against New Zealand in December 2010, after which he was overlooked for the tour of South Africa and the 2011 World Cup. Jadeja is the latest in the list of replacements India have had to call to England because of injuries to first-choice players. RP Singh, Varun Aaron and Ajinkya Rahane had already replaced Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, Virender Sehwag, while Rahul Dravid, who was India's best batsman in the Test series, was included out of the blue as a reinforcement.

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  • Dummy4 on September 3, 2011, 22:21 GMT

    Bravobravo - don't call england as england.... make a name with a combination of south africa, ireland and now new zealand............ let sa/ire/nz = eng, travel to subcontinent and win a series i agree to ur few days old no.1 test team.....

    where is england WC victory?? - until you do, STOP rubbishing other teams that i have got one or even two!! your legendary jimmy may get you one..... in 2019 may be...

  • malkeet on September 3, 2011, 8:26 GMT

    i feel tendulkar should also follow dravid's step..announce retirement from ODIs after this series

  • surya on September 3, 2011, 7:23 GMT

    Its not always ur luck favours. Like a team having sreesanth wins a worldcup and a team having steyn has to go home earlier... A Failure Experiment in Dhoni Labs.....

  • Dummy4 on September 3, 2011, 6:34 GMT

    uthappa should come back in indian cricket team .

  • Dummy4 on September 3, 2011, 6:26 GMT

    India on the way to Dhobi Ghat to get whitewashed. Yusuf, Robin U,irfan patha deserved chance not R Jadega or Varun Aaron

  • puneet on September 2, 2011, 22:38 GMT

    where are players like Pathan Brothers,Uthappa and many more who are really forgotten--what is going on with selection panel here? Have we forgotten the player who almost took India to Victory in South Africa single handedly with Zaheer left on the other hand with his guts and will power and "Can do attitude"- these guys give 100 percent whether they bat,bowl or field......The guy Pathan butchered some of the finest bowlers in world cricket in their own backyards...Come do some justice and give these guys few more opportunties to mature into a world class match winners.......!!!!

  • sanjay on September 2, 2011, 16:31 GMT

    Sachin and Rahul should have been rested.Sachin is playing for his 100th international century,a selfish move as he failed miserably in test series.It's time to include young blood like Valthaty,Uthappa,Manoj Tiwari,Rayudu,Manish Pandey,Chawla.Since Sehwag,Yuvraj,Gambhir,Zaheer are unavailable,sachin and rahul should have been dropped to give young blood a chance.Rahane is selected ahead of above as he was backed up by sachin.Indian cricket is going wrong way and it will be difficult to come to the standards set from 2001 till 2010.

  • Rishi on September 2, 2011, 16:11 GMT

    If IND celebrated batsmen could last for 50 overs, IND may have a chance to win against ENG in their forthcoming ODI. If IND loose the ODI, it will prove that being WC2011 champions is a fluke as IND acsendency to "PAST" #1 ranking in Test was.

  • Dummy4 on September 2, 2011, 10:45 GMT

    we need pathan brothers back.......yusuf pathan & irfan pathan

  • DINESH on September 2, 2011, 9:45 GMT


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