All-rounder Jalaj Saxena will replace injured Jayant Yadav in the ongoing Quadrangular A series. Four sides- India A, India B, Australia A and South Africa A are contesting for the silverware. The all-rounder was part of the India B squad.
According to a BCCI statement, Jayant suffered a right side strain injury and will be undergoing treatment at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. The BCCI statement further said: “Jayant Yadav was part of the India B squad in the Quadrangular series. The Senior Selection Committee has named Jalaj Saxena as replacement for Yadav in the India B squad”.
Yadav had earlier missed the 2017-19 Ranji season. A stress fracture on his finger ruled him out of the vital season. While speaking to ESPNCricinfo recently, Yadav had said: “I spent three months at the NCA here and we did icing and flexion to get fit. Rehabs are sometimes boring, but I was lucky to have the NCA physio Ashish Kaushik with me and it was undocumented injury as far as I know”.
Yadav made his Test debut against England in 2016. He claimed four wickets in the game. He is the first Indian to hit a hundred at number nine. “The stress fracture of the finger maybe happened because of the way I grip the ball,” Jayant told ESPNcricinfo. “It just happened to me, it’s a very rare injury. During that phase, you go through a lot of things and think ‘why only me and stuff like that?’ Injuries are a part and parcel of cricket.” Yadav said.
But until and unless it happens to you, you don’t empathize with the fact about what it takes to overcome it. Not being able to play because of some injury is very, very disheartening. Especially, in my case since it was weird and freak injury.” he told the website.