Team India is currently dealing with injury concerns. After opener KL Rahul tested positive for Covid-19, Team India received yet another massive blow as the star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who was named the deputy of Shikhar Dhawan in the three-match ODI series against West Indies is now expected to miss the entire 50-Overs series starting on Friday.
“Sources within the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have revealed that there is a chance that Jadeja (33), the star all-rounder of the team, could be rested for the entire ODI series, the decision hinging on the precaution to not aggravate his injury, supposedly on his left knee,” a report in Cricbuzz stated.
It has been reported that Jadeja has a niggle on his knee and the medical team is yet to disclose the extent of the seriousness of his injury.
The 33-year old scored 104 in the 5th Test against England and has been contributing on a consistent basis on the field for team India. His absence is definitely a huge setback for the Dhawan-led side.
Now with Jadeja unlikely to play the ODI series, the selectors and the team management must be mulling over whether they have to name a deputy. Also, there is a possibility that there may not be an announcement and the decision on the vice-captaincy could be left to head coach Rahul Dravid.
All the three ODIs, slated for July 22, 24 and 27, will be played at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad while the 5-match T20I series, starting from July 29 will be played at three venues: Trinidad, St Kitts and Florida (USA) – will commence.
Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Ravindra Jadeja (vice-captain), Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Siraj, Arshdeep Singh.