August 18, 2022
WI vs India 2022 – 4th T20I

Harshal Patel has been ruled out of the remainder of the T20I series in the West Indies – with a game to go after Saturday’s fixture – after failing to recover from a rib injury, the BCCI has decided on the timing of the toss ahead of the fourth T20I. to be confirmed. ,

The BCCI did not clarify whether Harshal, who has not played a single match on the ongoing white-ball tour, picked up the injury after arriving in the Caribbean or whether he was suffering an injury from the first tour of England. He played all three T20Is in England, with moderate returns – four wickets at an average of 23.25 and an economy rate of 8.45 – even as India won 2-1.

There was also no clarity about the time frame for Harshal’s recovery. Teams for the Asia Cup are expected to arrive early next week, and Harshal could be a suspect for the tournament, which will be played in the United Arab Emirates from August 27.

In terms of fast bowlers, India have fielded Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Arshdeep Singh in all four T20Is so far in the West Indies, with Avesh Khan playing his third match today. All-rounder Hardik Pandya played the first three games but was rested for the fourth.

Harshal has been a death bowler for India in T20Is since making his debut last year. In 2022, he has taken 19 wickets in 15 T20Is at an economy of 8.76. Only Bhuvneshwar has taken 20-plus wickets in ten matches for India in this period.

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