For their forthcoming trip to Bangladesh, India’s teams will feature all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. Jadeja had to get surgery for a knee ailment that prevented him from competing in the current T20 World Cup. His inclusion in the Test and ODI teams for the trip, which will begin with the ODI series on December 4 and conclude with the second Test on December 26, has finally been confirmed.

Since his operation during the 2022 Asia Cup, when India’s first two games against Pakistan and Hong Kong were played, Jadeja has been recovering at the National Cricket Academy. Jadeja has been posting videos of his healing process over the last several weeks, giving the impression that the all-rounder is making steady progress and is recovering.

Hardik Pandya has left the ODI team in the meanwhile. The away T20I series between India and New Zealand, which will start soon after the current T20 World Cup, will be captained by Pandya. For the New Zealand trip, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and skipper Rohit Sharma were all rested, but they will all be available for the full Bangladesh tour. Deepak Chahar will also play during the trip; the bowler was selected for the ODI teams for both the New Zealand and Bangladesh series.

Rajat Patidar, who got his first call-up for international duty earlier this month for the series against South Africa, has also been included in the ODI lineup. Patidar will probably get his chance against Bangladesh after failing to make his debut during the home series against South Africa.

In the meanwhile, India’s star fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah continues to be out of the running after being forced to withdraw from the T20 World Cup due to a back ailment. Chetan Sharma, the head selector for the BCCI, has acknowledged that Bumrah had been rushed back into action before the event and that the administration is now ready to give him some time.