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India vs South Africa: Shikhar Dhawan fit for first Test, Ravindra Jadeja down with viral

As per the BCCI report on Wednesday, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is suffering from viral illness and could miss the Cape Town Test against South Africa which starts on January 5.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: January 03, 2018 17:08 IST ]
Image Source : AP A file image of Shikhar Dhawan

India opener Shikhar Dhawan has been declared fit for the first Test against South Africa, starting from January 5 in Cape Town, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Wednesday.

Dhawan's participation in the first Test was in doubt after the Delhi opener suffered an ankle injury just before flying to Cape Town.

"India opener Shikhar Dhawan is fit and is available for selection for the first Test. Mr. Dhawan had suffered a minor ankle injury before the team's departure to South Africa," the BCCI said in a press release.

Meanwhile, the BCCI announced that India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is suffering from viral illness and could miss the Cape Town Test.

"The BCCI Medical Team has been monitoring him and is also in touch with the local medical team in Cape Town. The BCCI Medical Team in consultation with the local medical team has decided that Mr. Jadeja will be taken to a hospital for treatment and expects him to fully recover in the next 48 hrs. A decision on his availability for selection for the opening Test against South Africa will be taken on the morning of the match i.e. 5th January 2018," the board said.

India will play three Tests, six ODIs and three T20Is in the Rainbow Nation.

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