Ravindra Jadeja to miss first two ODIs against West Indies due to injury

PORT OF SPAIN: Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the first two matches of the recently-commenced ODI series against West Indies following a gruelling knee injury.

The all-rounder sustained an injury to his right knee, which prevented him from participating in the first ODI today and is likely to miss the second also, as the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI), confirmed on Friday.

“Team India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has sustained an injury to his right knee and has been ruled out of the first two ODIs against West Indies,” said BCCI in an official statement.

“The BCCI Medical team is monitoring his progress and a decision on his participation in the third ODI will be taken accordingly,” the cricket board added.


According to the details, Shreyas Iyer will take up the role of vice-captain in Jadeja’s absence as several regulars like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, and Jasprit Bumrah had already been rested for the series.

At the toss of the first ODI, West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran won the toss and opted to field before announcing the unavailability of their all-rounder Jason Holder as a result of his contraction to COVID-19.

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