IND vs SA 2022: The list of injuries is growing for Team India every day & the latest addition to the list is Harshal Patel. RCB bowler could only bowl an over after he suffered a split webbing on his bowling hand during the match against Gujarat Titans on Thursday.
“We are in touch with RCB’s medical team. We should have an update in a day or two. He is certainly doubtful but not ruled out. We have some days left and depending on his recovery. we will take a call,” a member of the selection committee told InsideSport.IN.
A split webbing can take up to four weeks to heal depending on the number of stitches which makes him doubtful for the India T20I series against South Africa. He will soon report to NCA in Bengaluru to complete his recovery. If RCB qualifies for the playoffs which will be decided by the result of today’s DC vs MI clash then Harshal Patel will miss the Qualifier match as well.
Apart from Harshal Patel, five other players of the Indian team are recovering from illness & injuries. Barring Ajinkya Rahane who is not in white-ball plans, Ravindra Jadeja, Suryakumar Yadav, and Deepak Chahar are all on the injury list. While Ravindra Jadeja & Suryakumar Yadav is likely to be fit on time for the England tour, Deepak Chahar continues to be out of action as he is still recovering from his back injury & is likely to miss another two months of action.
Washinton Sundar & T Natarajan will be available for both the South Africa T20I series & India tour of England 2022 after displaying good performances in the IPL 2022. However, the duo will appear for a fitness Test after the IPL 2022 campaign. Washington Sundar will be rested for the South Africa series while Natarajan is set to play in South Africa series. On the other hand, Prithvi Shaw is also recovering from Typhoid & is doubtful for the South Africa series.
Meanwhile, the Indian selection committee is going to meet in Mumbai on May 23 & the squad for the South Africa T20I series will be announced by May 25. The Chetan Sharma-led Selection team will meet Rohit Sharma & Rahul Dravid in person for discussing player form & giving the rest to a few senior players including Virat Kohli. The team will assemble for a short cam before the T20I series at the NCA on June 4 before flying to Delhi for the 1st T20 on June 9.
South Africa will tour India for five-match T20I series from June 9 to 19 after the IPL ends on May 29.
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