Harmanpreet Kaur Injury: Indian women’s vice captain Harmanpreet Kaur is all set to miss the first ODI match against Australia on Tuesday.
Women team’s head coach Ramesh Powar confirmed the news during the press conference ahead of the 1st ODI on Monday. He also stated that the decision of Kaur’s participation in rest of the series will be taken later.
“She was declared fit. She was selected for this tour but, unfortunately, some days back she got a hit on the thumb and she is not available for the first ODI. Unfortunately she injured her thumb few days ago and is not available for the first game. The rest of the squad members are fit and available for tomorrow,” Powar said.
Kaur has had a episodes of injuries this year, as she missed the South Africa series in March due to hip-flexor injury. She also missed out on the inaugural edition of The Hundred tournament due to quadricep injury where she represented Manchester Originals.
She missed out of the warm-up match on Saturday which the visitors lost by 20 runs. Although she did bat during the practice session in the nets, but the team management now awaits her complete recovery from the injury.
Indian women team comprising of 22 members will engage in a multi-format series against Australia. The series will also comprise of one-off pink ball Test, to be played first the time in the women’s cricket.
The three-match ODI series is set to get underway from September 21 (Tuesday), followed by 2nd and 3rd ODIs on Friday and Sunday, respectively.