Mumbai: Team India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been dropped from the ongoing T20I series against Australia. The all-rounder sustained an injury after Mitchell Starc’s nasty bouncer in the final over of India’s innings during the first T20I at Manuka Oval, Canberra.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced on Friday that Jadeja will not take part in the ongoing T20I series as Shardul Thakur has been included in the squad in his place.
The diagnosis was confirmed on the basis of clinical evaluation in the dressing room during the innings break by the BCCI medical team. Jadeja remains under observation and will be taken for further scans if required based on the assessment on Saturday morning. He will not take any further part in the ongoing T20I series,” BCCI stated in the media release.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 4, 2020
Jadeja didn’t step into the field during Australia’s innings in T20I as Yuzvendra Chahal took him on as a substitute. However, Chahal played a key role in India’s 11-run win as he took three important wickets and was awarded Man of the Match.
After the win, Team India skipper Virat Kohli said concussion replacements are a tricky thing as it’s not all the time when you get an ideal like-to-like replacement for the injured player.