While Rahul has suffered a hamstring harm whereas fielding within the second ODI on February 9, Axar has not totally recovered from his shin harm that additionally pressured him to overlook the South Africa tour. The spinner had additionally just lately examined optimistic for Covid, stated the BCCI.
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“Rahul sustained an upper left hamstring strain during fielding in the 2nd ODI on 9th February 2022 while Axar has resumed the final stage of his rehabilitation after recently recovering from Covid-19. They will now head to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for further management of their injury,” stated the BCCI in an announcement.
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Ruturaj Gaikwad and Deepak Hooda as replacements,” it added.
Both Gaikwad and Hooda are additionally a part of the squad picked for the continued ODI collection in opposition to the Caribbean aspect in Ahmedabad.
Rahul and Axar’s health points have additionally raised questions over their availability for the house collection in opposition to Sri Lanka beginning February 25.
Rahul had missed the primary ODI to non-public commitments earlier than returning for the second sport.
India’s T20I squad: Rohit Sharma (captain), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Hooda.