Harmanpreet Kaur was ruled out in the first ODI with a thumb injury: The 32-year-old all-rounder was injured. Before the warm-up game against Australia on Saturday. Due to a thumb injury, Indian senior Harmanpreet Kaur was excluded from the women’s first ODI match against Australia on Monday.
“She was declared fit. She was selected for this tour, but unfortunately, some days back she got a hit on the thumb, and she is not available for the first ODI,” said head coach Ramesh
Harmanpreet Kaur was ruled out in the first ODI with a thumb injury
“And, next ODI we will take a call, according to her pain management and fitness management. Also, Shikha (Pandey) is fit and fine and available for selection and so is everyone else in the squad,” he added
Harmanpreet, India’s vice-captain in the longer format, had returned from ‘The Hundred’ early last month after suffering a quad injury. After the home series against South Africa in March, the T20 captain was also out due to COVID19. She also injured her groin on the show. During the UK tour, she talked about her slow recovery from the fatal virus and injuries.