Archive photo of Harshal Patel.© BCCI
India’s Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) confirmed on Saturday that pacer Harshal Patel has been banned from the fourth and fifth T20Is against the West Indies due to injury. The board said in a statement that Harshal has yet to recover from his rib injury and that is why he has been banned from the series. It is important to note that Harshal did not play in a single match in the ongoing T20I series.
“Harshal Patel has not fully recovered from his rib injury and has been ruled out of the remaining two T20Is against the West Indies,” the BCCI said in a statement.
Previously, West Indian skipper Nicholas Pooran won the toss and chose to field against India in the fourth T20I.
India made three changes to their lineup when Sanju Samson, Axar Patel and Ravi Bishnoi replaced Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya and Ravichandran Ashwin.
Team India currently leads the series of five games 2-1. The fifth and final T20I will be played in Florida on Sunday.
India had won the third T20I by 7 wickets after Suryakumar Yadav had an unbeaten run of 76.
Earlier, India led by Shikhar Dhawan had won the ODI series 3-0. People like Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya did not appear in the ODIs.
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