Team India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is a doubtful starter for the first ODI against West Indies, which is scheduled to take place on July 22 (Friday) at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad. Jadeja was appointed as the vice-captain of the side in the absence of senior cricketers. Veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan has been appointed as Indian captain for the one-layers.
According to a report in Cricbuzz, Jadeja has suffered a niggle on his knee and the medical advice being sought to determine the extent of seriousness of his injury. The management is unlikely to field Ravindra Jadeja in the three ODIs. The decision is hinging on the precaution to not aggravate his injury, supposedly on his left knee.
However, reports suggest that Jadeja will be fit for the five-match T20I series against West Indies, which gets underway on July 29 in Jamaica.
The All India Senior Selection Committee is unlikely to name a vice-captain for the upcoming series. The decision on the vice-captaincy could be left to coach Rahul Dravid to decide on the spot. The other seniors in the ODI squad are Shardul Thakur and Yuzvendra Chahal.
The three ODIs are scheduled to take place on July 22, 24 and 27. The Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain in Trinidad will host all the ODIs of the series.
ODI squad: Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Ravindra Jadeja (vice-captain), Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh.
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