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Injury leads Gaikwad out of New Zealand T20Is

Gaikwad is missing due to wrist pain.

India’s white-ball opening candidate Ruturaj Gaikwad has been ruled out of the three-match T20I series against New Zealand after complaining of wrist pain. The 25-year-old has applied to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for a prognosis of his injury and subsequent rehabilitation.

Gaikwad was last involved in the Ranji Trophy clash for Maharashtra against Hyderabad. He scored 8 and 0 in that match and subsequently reported to the BCCI about his wrist ailment. This is the second time that Gaikwad has problems with his wrist. He missed last year’s T20I against Sri Lanka with a similar injury. He also missed home ODIs against the West Indies last year after testing positive for Covid.

It is clear that the decision makers and the brains of the national team are upset about how often Gaikwad has missed assignments due to illness or injury. However, they will not seek a replacement for this series, thus increasing the chances of the returning Prithvi Shaw joining the series.

Jadeja’s fitness report on February 1

Meanwhile, BCCI will issue a call on Ravindra Jadeja’s readiness for the start of the Border-Gavaskar series on February 1, when an NCA report on his condition will be available. The talisman all-rounder, who is on a comeback after a knee injury, is currently playing for Saurashtra against Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy in Chennai and will report to the NCA at the end of the match for an assessment.

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The selectors and team management will then take a call regarding his availability before India starts a pre-series camp in Nagpur from February 2.

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