Ravindra Jadeja is set to be operated on his injured left thumb in Sydney on Tuesday, thus making him a doubtful starter for India’s Test series at home versus England.

The allrounder was hit on his thumb while batting in the first innings of the drawn Sydney Test. While the BCCI has officially announced that Jadeja “has a dislocation on his thumb”, Sportstar understands that the surgery will be performed considering the nature of the injury.

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Jadeja’s recovery is likely to take at least four weeks, which will all but rule him out of the first two Tests against England. In fact, the India camp has anticipated his absence for all the four Tests, starting February 5.

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