India vs. Sri Lanka: Ruturaj Gaikwad eliminated from T20I series, Mayank Agarwal called in as cover

Indian batter Ruturaj Gaikwad has been ruled out of the ongoing T20I series against Sri Lanka. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has included Mayank Agarwal in India’s roster.

India vs. Sri Lanka: Ruturaj Gaikwad excluded from T20I series (courtesy of BCCI)

India vs. Sri Lanka: Ruturaj Gaikwad excluded from T20I series (courtesy of BCCI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ruturaj Gaikwad has been eliminated from the ongoing T20I series
  • BCCI have included Mayank Agarwal in India’s squad for the T20I series
  • Mayank has joined the Indian team in Dharamsala ahead of the 2nd T20I

India have suffered further injury damage ahead of the start of the 2nd T20I against Sri Lanka as opening batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad was ruled out of the series with a wrist injury. Gaikwad complained of right wrist pain ahead of the first T20I in Lucknow on Thursday and was evaluated by the BCCI Medical Team.

An MRI scan was later performed, followed by a specialist consultation. Ruturaj will now go to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for further treatment of his injury.

The All-India Senior Selection Committee has included Mayank Agarwal in India’s squad for the remaining two T20Is. Mayank, who is part of the testing team, has joined the team in Dharamsala. He had a bladder to bladder transfer from Mohali to Dharamsala.

Suryakumar Yadav and Deepak Chahar are already out of the series with broken wrists and hamstring injuries respectively. India lead the three-game series 1-0 with the second game scheduled to be played in Dharamshala on Saturday.

India’s T20 squad for 2nd and 3rd T20Is: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan (Porter), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah (Vice Captain), Avesh Khan, Mayank Agarwal

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