India women’s opener Smriti Mandhana has been ruled out of the ODI series against South Africa after fracturing her right toe. A BCCI representative affirmed that she had gotten the injury at a training session following reports that said she was struck by a ball while batting in the nets. Pooja Vastrakar, the 20-year old crease bowling allrounder, has been added to the group as a substitution.
Mandhana is presently under perception by the BCCI’s medical group and it is unclear on the off chance that she will be fit so as to play India’s next series. The group is probably set to withdraw for a voyage through the Caribbean on October 23.
Mandhana had neglected to get moving in the T20I series against South Africa that went before the ODIs, with scores of 21, 13, 7 and 5 in the four finished games. In any case, she was in intensely hot form in ODIs last season, with six scores more than fifty including a hundred, in nine matches against Sri Lanka (away), New Zealand (away) and England (home). By and large, in 50 ODIs, she has 1951 runs at 42.41, with four tons and 16 half-centuries of years.
India won the rain hit T20Is – two games were surrendered without a ball bowled – against South Africa 3-1. They will square off again for three ODIs in Vadodara between October 9 and 14.
India squad: Mithali Raj (C), Harmanpreet Kaur (VC), Taniya Bhatia (WK), Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Dayalan Hemalatha, Mansi Joshi, Pooja Vastrakar, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, Priya Punia, Punam Raut, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma