The Indian women’s opening batsman Smriti Mandhana has been ruled out of the ongoing One day International series against South Africa. The reason behind the exclusion is fracture on her right toe during the practice session just ahead the first game.
The Indian Women’s coach WV Raman said,”It’s a mild fracture. The call will be taken based on the assessment of the physios at the NCA. It’s difficult to fix the timeline either way because she still needs to get an MRI done because there is some swelling and it has to die down for the MRI to be taken. Once that’s done, only then the assessment can be made.”
Due to this injury, she might also miss the India’s upcoming tour of West Indies, which is starting from Nov 1. Pooja Vastrakar, the Indian all-rounder is the replacement of Mandhana.
India Women squad:
Mithali Raj (capt), Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-capt), Taniya Bhatia (wk), Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Dayalan Hemalatha, Mansi Joshi, Pooja Vastrakar, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, Priya Punia, Punam Raut, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma