Digital Desk, Port of Spain, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said that left-arm spin all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the first two ODIs against West Indies in Port of Spain, Trinidad due to a right knee injury. Jadeja was appointed as the vice-captain of Shikhar Dhawan for the three-match ODI series in the Caribbean.
The BCCI said in its official Twitter handle, “Team India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has injured his right knee, due to which he has been ruled out of the first two ODIs against West Indies. The BCCI medical team is monitoring his health. If he recovers in the third ODI, he can be included in the team. In Jadeja’s absence, middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer has been named as vice-captain in India’s playing XI for the first ODI against West Indies at the Queen’s Park Oval on Friday.
Earlier on the eve of the match, Dhawan had said in a pre-match press conference that he was unaware whether the 33-year-old Jadeja would be available for the ODI series opener, but it was later revealed that he was injured. Not included in the team.
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