Ruturaj Gaikwad, 25, is now receiving treatment at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru after complaining of right wrist soreness following his 8 and 0 performance against Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy match. Gaikwad is a part of the Indian side chosen to compete against New Zealand in three T20 Internationals. On Friday in Ranchi, the series’ opening contest will take place.
Ruturaj Gaikwad told the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) medical staff following the match that he had pain in his right wrist while batting.
Ruturaj Gaikwad Receiving Care At NCA
The opener is receiving additional medical evaluation and care at the NCA. Gaikwad was unable to play in the July T20 series against Sri Lanka due to a wrist ailment. During the 50-over Vijay Hazare Trophy, Gaikwad was in top form, slamming four hundreds in five games.
Prithvi Shaw could get the chance to once again represent the nation if Gaikwad is unavailable to play due to injury. The last time Shaw donned Indian regalia was in a T20 match against Sri Lanka in July of last year.
Shreyas Iyer Also Working Out At NCA
Shreyas Iyer, a middle-order batsman for India, is also working out at NCA after suffering a back ailment. Iyer was ruled out of the ODI series versus New Zealand, and Rajat Patidar was chosen as his substitute by the national selection committee.
Iyer, though, has been included in the lineup for the first two Test matches against Australia, which will begin at home next month.
“Team India batter Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the upcoming 3-match ODI series against New Zealand due to a back injury. He will be heading to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for further assessment and management,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah had said in its statement.