The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday confirmed that the death-over specialist, Harshal Patel has been ruled out of the fourth and fifth T20Is against West Indies due to a rib injury. The board said in a statement that Harshal hasn’t managed to recover from his rib injury and this is the reason behind him being ruled out of the series.
One thing that needs to be noted Harshal Sharma has missed all the games in the ongoing T20I series. “Harshal Patel has not fully recovered from his rib injury and is ruled out of the remaining two T20Is against West Indies,” the BCCI said in a statement.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 6, 2022
As per Cricbuzz, India’s versatile fast bowler Harshal Patel will miss the upcoming edition of the Asia Cup, scheduled to be commencing on August 27 due to a side strain. The report further suggested that Harshal, with the latest setback, could also be a doubtful starter for India in the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.
According to the latest report by Cricbuzz, Harshal Patel is set to miss the 2022 Asia Cup, he is currently in West Indies for India’s five-match T20I series, and has not played once in the first three games in the series due to a side strain.
The report of Cricbuzz regarding Hardik Patel read: “Harshal Patel is set to miss the Asia Cup and could be a doubtful starter for the upcoming T20 World Cup. He is learnt to be suffering from a side strain and cannot be considered in the squad for the continental championship, the team for which will be announced on Monday.”
Considering the poor form of Avesh Khan, many expected Harshal Patel could make a return in the fourth match, which is being played in Lauderhill. However, with the latest update on him from Cricbuzz, their hopes shattered. Having taken a 2-1 lead, under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the men in blue are currently in Florida for the fourth T20I against West Indies.