India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the T20I series and fast bowler Shardul Thakur has replaced him in the side against Australia.
In a media release, BCCI confirmed ,”The all-rounder had sustained a concussion after being hit on the head during the closing stages of India’s innings in the T20I series opener at Canberra.”
“The diagnosis was confirmed based on a clinical assessment in the dressing room during the innings break by the BCCI Medical Team. Jadeja remains under observation and will be taken for further scans if required based on the assessment on Saturday morning. He will not take any further part in the ongoing T20I series,” the statement further said.
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has added Shardul Thakur to India’s T20I squad” it added.
India won the first T20I by 11 runs. Jadeja scored a fine 44* off 23 while Natarajan and Yuzvendra Chahal who came in as the concussion substitute for Jadeja scalped a three-for each.