Ravindra Jadeja ruled out of first 2 ODIs against West Indies due to knee injury: A right knee injury has ruled team India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja out of the opening two One Day Internationals (ODI) against West Indies, starting today, July 22.
The Indian team under the leadership of Shikhar Dhawan is taking on West Indies in the three-match ODI series. The opening fixture is being played at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed the development on social media.
“Team India all-rounder Mr. Ravindra Jadeja has sustained an injury to his right knee and has been ruled out of the first two ODIs against West Indies,” wrote BCCI.
“The BCCI Medical team is monitoring his progress and a decision on his participation in the third ODI will be taken accordingly,” the tweet further added.
The selection committee has picked Ravindra Jadeja as the deputy of Shikhar Dhawan for the series. But, in his absence, middle order batter Shreyas Iyer will cover his duties.
Team India off to a flyer in 1st ODI against West Indies:
Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill have taken the visitors off to a flyer start in the 1st ODI at Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad. While the Indian skipper is still unbeaten on 80 runs, Shubman Gill has departed after playing a good 64 runs knock.
The wicket of Shubman Gill fell at 117 runs. Gill was run-out by the Windies skipper Nicholas Pooran after he was caught running casually while stealing a single.
Meanwhile, Dhawan has been joined by Shreyas Iyer who is batting at a score of 21 runs. Team India’s total score, as of now, is 171 runs in the loss of 1 wicket in 28 overs.