Ravindra Jadeja to return for Gujarat Lions' next clash after medical rest

Gujarat Lions all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is in line for a return in the franchise's next game of IPL 2017 against Rising Pune Supergiant. Jadeja missed the Lions' opening two fixtures against Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad after being advised rest by BCCI's medical team in the aftermath of India's taxing 13-Test home season.
Brad Hodge, the team's head coach, confirmed the development in an interview during Sunday's clash against Sunrisers. Dwayne Bravo, the other big-name absentee from the playing eleven due to a hamstring injury, is still some time away from making the squad. "I'm not sure about Bravo but Jadeja comes back for us in the next game," he said.
"Without Jadeja... it's probably hurt us a little bit there. He's a player you can't actually replace. He bats, bowls and field.
"Hopefully we get Jaddu back in, it might make a difference"
Jadeja's presence is likely to bolster a beleaguered Lions attack that has managed to take only one wicket from two games so far, both of which the Lions lost with hefty margin of defeats. Lions have a four-day break before they play three games in the space of four days, starting with the April 14 clash against Pune.