The second match of the T20 series between India and the West Indies will be played in Guyana. Because of this, Team India decided to bat first after the throw won. Captain Hardik Pandya said that Kuldeep Yadav will not play in this game. In his place, Ravi Bishnoi was included in the squad. The Board of Control for Cricket in India also tweeted this information.
BCCI tweeted that Kuldeep was injured. He did batting exercises in the nets. The thumb of his left hand was injured. Because of this, Kuldeep was left out of the starting XI. Pandya said after the throw: “We have changed the playing team.” Kuldeep was injured yesterday. He has not suffered any serious injuries. Ravi Bishnoi got a chance instead of Kuldeep.
Significantly, Kuldeep has performed well in ODIs and T20 matches against the West Indies. In the first game of the ODI series he took 4 wickets for 6 runs. He then took a wicket in the second ODI. And took two wickets in the third ODI. Kuldeep took a wicket for 20 runs in the last T20 match.
Speaking of Ravi Bishnoi, he has played 10 T20 games for India. 16 gates were taken. Bishnoi’s best performance was taking 4 wickets for 16 runs. He has taken a wicket in an ODI. Bishnoi has performed well in domestic T20 matches. He has 101 wickets in 87 games.
UPDATE: Kuldeep Yadav was hit while hitting the nets and was unavailable for selection in the 2nd T20I due to a sore left thumb.#WIvIND
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