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Pooja Vastrakar replaces Smriti Mandhana in ODI squad

Smriti Mandhana fractured her right toe ahead of the 1st ODI in Vadodara
Smriti Mandhana of India plays a shot during the 1st T20i match between India and Australia of the women's tri-series between India, Australia and England at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, India on the 22nd March 2018

Photo by Vipin Pawar / BCCI / SPORTZPICS

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Team India opening batter Smriti Mandhana has been ruled out of the ongoing 3-match ODI series against South Africa due to a fracture on her right toe. Smriti injured herself while batting in the nets ahead of the 1st ODI in Vadodara. She will begin her rehab at NCA soon.


The All India Women’s Selection Committee has named Pooja Vastrakar as replacement in the squad for the ODI series.


Hemlata Kala,

Chairperson, All-India Women’s Selection Committee



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Medical Update - Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya of India during the Indian team practice session and press conference held at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on the 21st September 2019.

Photo by Faheem Hussain / Sportzpics for BCCI

Mr Hardik Pandya complained of lower back pain after India’s final Paytm T20I against South Africa in Bengaluru on 22nd September. The BCCI Medical Team consulted a panel of spine specialists in England and they recommended surgery for a long-term solution of this issue.

The all-rounder travelled to London on 2nd October with Team India physiotherapist Mr Yogesh Parmar. On Friday, a successful surgery was conducted. Hardik will soon commence his rehabilitation process.


BCCI Staff

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