Jayant Yadav ruled out of the quadrangular series

Jayant Yadav ruled out of the quadrangular series

He played only one match for his team.

Jayant Yadav
Jayant Yadav. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

All-rounder Jayant Yadav has been ruled out of the ongoing quadrangular series featuring India A, India B and the A teams of South Africa and Australia because of a right side strain. He was representing India B in the rain-hit tournament and played one game against South Africa ‘A’ at Alur.

Yadav was replaced with all-rounder Jalaj Saxena. Saxena, 31, is currently playing for Kerala and had a decent 2017-18 Ranji season in which he scored 552 runs at an average of 52.20. He also picked up 44 wickets in seven games

The 28-year-old Haryana all-rounder didn’t play in their next game against India A. “The all-rounder is suffering from a right side strain injury and will be undergoing rehab at NCA, Bengaluru,” said an official statement from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Yadav has played four Test matches for India besides one ODI. He even has a century in Tests (104) which he scored coming at No. 9 against England in a home series in 2016. He also has 11 wickets in Tests and one scalp in the 50-over format. In first-class cricket, Yadav has hit a double century and picked six five-wicket hauls.

India B at the top

As far as the ongoing tournament is concerned, India B is sitting pretty at the top of the table with two wins in four matches while their other two games were washed out. They have 12 points from four games now. They are set to take on Australia A on Monday. India A are second in the points table with 9 points from four matches, one more than Australia A while South Africa A are languishing down the table with just four points from as many games and have already been ruled out of the tournament.

The quadrangular tournament was shifted to Bengaluru and Alur after incessant rains washed out the first four matches scheduled in Vijayawada.

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