India’s white-ball vice-captain KL Rahul and all-rounder Axar Patel have been ruled out of the upcoming three-match T20I series against the West Indies to be played in Kolkata from 16 February, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said on Friday.
“Rahul sustained an upper left hamstring strain during fielding in the 2nd ODI on 9th February 2022 while Axar has resumed the final stage of his rehabilitation after recently recovering from Covid-19. They will now head to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for further management of their injury,” the board secretary Jay Shah said in a statement.
The selection committee has named Ruturaj Gaikwad and Deepak Hooda as replacements.
India’s updated T20I squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Hooda.
More to follow
|1||Wednesday||16th February||1st T20I||Kolkata|
|2||Friday||18th February||2nd T20I||Kolkata|
|3||Sunday||20th February||3rd T20I||Kolkat|