The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday confirmed that all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the first two ODIs against the West Indies due to a right knee injury. The medical team is monitoring him and a decision will be taken on his availability for the third and final ODI. Earlier, India captain Shikhar Dhawan said after the toss on Thursday that Jadeja has a minor injury.
Jadeja has a knee injury
In an official statement, the BCCI said that Team India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has injured his right knee and has been ruled out of the first two ODIs against West Indies. The board said that the BCCI medical team is monitoring his progress and a decision on his participation in the third ODI will be taken accordingly.
Shreyas Iyer appointed vice-captain
Shreyas Iyer will take over as the vice-captain in Jadeja’s absence. In the first ODI, West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran won the toss and decided to field. After winning the toss, Pooran told that all-rounder Jason Holder has been found to be Corona positive so he is not available for this first ODI. India has also rested many of its senior players for the ODI series.
Senior players have been given rest
Ahead of the first ODI against West Indies on Friday, India’s Shikhar Dhawan gave a major update on Jadeja’s fitness, saying that the all-rounder has a bit of a problem. Several regular players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah have been rested for the three ODIs. He said that right now, he has some problem, so we do not know whether he will be ready for the first ODI or not. Also, Siraj is famous, and we have amazing fast bowling. There is spin, there is Axar Patel and there is Yuzvendra Chahal, we have a good group of bowling units so it will be very impressive.