The ongoing test series between India and England is going to be pretty interesting. The first match ended with England’s victory. The 2nd match in Visakhapatnam ended on Day 3 with India leading by 386 runs in the 2nd innings. Joe Root took crucial wickets in the 1st Test match.
Joe Root’s injury :
England’s most important player, Joe Root suffered an injury to his right little finger during the morning session of the second Test against India. This happened in the 18th over of India’s second innings when Root attempted to catch an edge from Shubman Gill in the slips. Despite getting a finger on the ball, Root couldn’t complete the catch, leading to a boundary.
What happened on the field?
Facing a length ball from England’s spinner Tom Hartley, Shubhman Gill played with hard hands, resulting in a thick edge that flew towards Root in the slip cordon. In an update, the England team management stated, “Joe Root sustained an external blow to his right little finger, attempting a slip catch in the first session of Day 3
The England medical team will keep him off the field for the time being to treat him and take care of him. At this stage, there is no indication of when he will return to the field.” Though his score wasn’t significant in the batting as he didn’t score many runs in the series he played a crucial role with the ball in the first Test in Hyderabad, claiming 4 for 79 and 1 for 41. His experience adds a lot of strength to the team and let’s see what turn will it take from here.