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Ind vs SL 2022: Ruturaj Gaikwad ruled out of T20Is, Mayank Agarwal added to squad

By Rajan Nath -- February 26, 2022 3:09 pm -- Updated:February 26, 2022 3:09 pm

India's T20 squad for 2nd and 3rd T20Is against Sri Lanka 2022: Indian batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad has been ruled out of the ongoing T20I series against Sri Lanka while Mayank Agarwal has been added to the squad.

"He had complained of pain in his right wrist joint ahead of the first T20I in Lucknow on Thursday and was examined by the BCCI Medical Team," stated an official statement. An MRI scan was later conducted followed by a specialist consultation. Ruturaj will now head to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for further management of his injury.

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Ind vs SL 2022: Ruturaj Gaikwad ruled out of T20Is, Mayank Agarwal added to squad

The All-India Senior Selection Committee has added Mayank Agarwal to India's squad for the remaining two T20Is. Mayank Agarwal has joined the team in Dharamsala.

India's T20 squad for 2nd and 3rd T20Is against Sri Lanka 2022: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah (vice-captain), Avesh Khan, Mayank Agarwal.

Ind vs SL 2022: Ruturaj Gaikwad ruled out of T20Is, Mayank Agarwal added to squad

On the other hand, Sri Lanka spinner Maheesh Theekshana and Kusal Mendis have been ruled out of the T20I series against India.

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said Niroshan Dickwella and Dhananjaya De Silva have been drafted to the squad for the remaining T20I against India. "Niroshan Dickwella and Dhananjaya De Silva have been drafted into the T20I squad in place of injured Kusal Mendis and Maheesh Theekshana," the SLC said in a statement.

Ind vs SL 2022: Ruturaj Gaikwad ruled out of T20Is, Mayank Agarwal added to squad

"Maheesh Theekshana will return home, whilst Wanindu Hasaranga also will return home from Australia," SLC added.

India defeated Sri Lanka by 62 runs in the first T20I on Thursday. Both teams will now lock horns in the second T20I on Saturday.

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-PTC News

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