Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the ongoing three-match T20I series with a concussion.
Jadeja,who was struggling with his hamstring durig his onslaught of 44* (23) against Australia in the first game, was hit on the head by a Mitchell Starc bouncer in the final over of India’s batting innings.
Later he was replaced by Yuzvendra Chahal as his concussion substitute in team’s playing XI.
The BCCI release said, “Ravindra Jadeja sustained a concussion after being hit on the left side of his forehead in the final over of the first innings of the first T20I against Australia in Canberra on 4th December 2020.”
Elaborating on the details of the decision and how reached to it, the release added, “The diagnosis was confirmed based on a clinical assessment 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.”
Fast bowler Shardul Thakur, who took three wickets in India’s only win in the three-match ODI series, was added into the T20I squad as his replacement.