England star Joe Root to bat despite finger injury

England star to bat despite finger injury. Root was injured while fielding in the morning session on Day 3 of the second Test in Visakhapatnam on February 4.

England star batsman Joe Root is poised to bat in the final innings against India despite a finger injury. Hes injured while fielding in the morning session on Day 3 of the second Test in Visakhapatnam on February 4. He attempted a catch to dismiss Shubman Gill off Tom Hartley’s delivery, but the thick edge soared to his left in the slip cordon, forcing him to leave the field.

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It speculate that Root will be unable to bat in the fourth innings

According to the latest rumors, the 33-year-old will be ready to bat in England’s 399-run chase. James Anderson revealed that Root left the pitch as a precautionary measure and confirmed that the medical staff did not send him for a scan after a thorough assessment.

“His finger is not great. He took a blow in training this morning and again on the fieldIt’s just making sure that is as good as it can be for when he bats. Hopefully tomorrow he’ll turn up at the ground and be OK to hold a bat. ” Anderson quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

“He was just making sure he could do everything he could to help us out in the second innings, just making sure it’s as good as possible for tomorrow. There’s a chance we will need him with the bat so it’s making sure he can hold a bat. I don’t think there’s concerns. It’s making sure he’s as good as he can be. There’s no point risking it for an external blow, no point risking it further out in the middle, so it’s making sure he’s good enough to bat,” the veteran added.

Speaking of the game, Yashasvi Jaiswal’s double-hundred helped India amass 396 runs after winning the toss. Later, Jasprit Bumrah bowled a brilliant 6/45, helping India defeat Ben Stokes and Co. by 253 runs. Shubman Gill excelled in India’s second innings, scoring a century as the hosts scored 255 runs to set a 399-run mark. England made the most of their starts, with Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett forming a 50-run opening combination, and the tourists were 67/1 on Day 3 stumps, needing 332 runs to win.

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