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IND vs ENG: Massive blow for England as Joe Root gets injured, taken off field during 2nd test

Published at :February 4, 2024 at 1:14 PM
Modified at :February 4, 2024 at 1:14 PM
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Saurabh Anand

England unclear about Joe Root’s availability in the ongoing second test in Vishakapatnam.

After failing to get a lead, England have suffered another major setback in the ongoing second test match at the Dr. YSR ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. Top-order batter Joe Root sustained a blow on his finger while fielding at slip cordon on day three. England had a magnificent start to day three in the second test as veteran pacer James Anderson sent captain Rohit Sharma and opener Yashasvi Jaiswal back to the pavilion.

Joe Root was extensively used as an off-spinner in the first innings against India and bowled 14 overs. Root bowled a magnificent spell in the first test in Hyderabad and picked up 5 wickets in the game. England team management is still unsure about Root’s participation in the remainder of the game. England’s medical team is likely to keep him off the field for a while.

Joe Root injures his finger

The English camp has released an statement and informed that there is no indication about Joe Root’s further availability in the second test. Statement from English camp confirmed, “Joe Root sustained an external blow to his right little finger, attempting a slip catch in the first session of day three. The England medical team will keep him off the field for the time being to treat and ice. At this stage, there is no indication of when he will return to the field.”

England camp will try hard to get Joe Root fit as early as possible in the second innings of the second test. Joe Root suffered a blow to his right hand little finger while fielding at slips. Talking about the game, India have taken their lead over 340 in the second innings and will be looking to set a huge target for the visitors. To chase such a huge total in the fourth innings, England will need Root to be out with the bat, which seems like not a possibility as of now.

Indian opener Shubman Gill has finally converted his start into a big score to put India in a commanding position in the ongoing test. Shaking off the disappointments of the last few test matches, Shubman Gill has finally gone past fifty for the first time batting at number 3 for India in tests. England currently lead the five match test series 1-0.

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