IND vs NZ T20 Series 2023: Ruturaj Gaikwad ruled out of T20 series against New Zealand. Gaikwad (Ruturaj Gaikwad) is likely to miss the entire T20 series against New Zealand (IND vs NZ T20 Series) due to wrist injury.
Reported to the National Cricket Academy (NCA):-
He has reported to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) on Tuesday. He was to report in Ranchi on Wednesday.
Due to this, Gaikwad informed the BCCI medical team about the pain in his right wrist (Ruturaj Gaikwad Injury).
It is unlikely that the BCCI will replace him in the team. India already has three openers in the team. Prithvi Shaw is at the forefront of the race to make a comeback.
Couldn’t even play T20 series due to wrist injury:-
Ruturaj also missed the T20I series against Sri Lanka last year due to a wrist injury. He didn’t find a place in India’s playing XI against Sri Lanka this year too as Shubman Gill opened with Ishan Kishan.
A BCCI official told InsideSport, “Yes, Ruturaj is at the NCA with a wrist injury. We don’t know yet whether it’s serious or not.
But considering the short schedule for the matches, it is unlikely that he will be available at this point of time. His scan is underway and we will know more once the reports come.
We already have 4-5 openers available. But it is up to the selectors to name a replacement or not.”
Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson also T20 due to injury:-
Apart from Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson are also out of the T20 series due to injury. Iyer is currently in NCA due to a back injury. Sanju Samson is in Kochi for physiotherapy for his knee injury.
Meanwhile, the T20 team players will reach Ranchi on Wednesday ahead of the three-match series against New Zealand.
Hardik Pandya’s young team will face the Kiwis in three T20 matches to be played in Ranchi, Lucknow, and Ahmedabad from January 27. Prithvi Shaw, Rahul Tripathi and others have been dropped from the Ranji Trophy team for this.
India’s T20 squad against New Zealand: 1. Hardik Pandya (captain), 2. Suryakumar Yadav (vice-captain), 3. Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), 4. Shubman Gill, 5. Deepak Hooda, 6. Rahul Tripathi, 7. Jitesh Sharma (wicketkeeper), 8. Washington Sundar, 9. Kuldeep Yadav, 10. Yuzvendra Chahal, 11. Arshdeep Singh, 12. Umran Malik, 13. Shivam Mavi, 14. Prithvi Shaw, 15. Mukesh Kumar.