Opener Mayank Agarwal, who had reached Chandigarh ahead of the Tests, has been asked to join as ‘cover’ in Dharamsala for the final two T20I games.
Though Agarwal has played 164 T20s and is set to lead Punjab Kings in the IPL, he’s yet to make his T20I debut for India.
“Batter Ruturaj Gaikwad has been ruled out of the ongoing T20I series against Sri Lanka. He had complained of pain in his right wrist joint ahead of the first T20I in Lucknow on Thursday and was examined by the BCCI Medical Team,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in the statement.
He will head to NCA for further management of his injury.
“An MRI scan was later conducted followed by a specialist consultation. Ruturaj will now head to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for further management of his injury.”
Suryakumar Yadav and Deepak Chahar are already out of the series with a fractured wrist and hamstring injury respectively.
India’s T20 squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah (vice-captain), Avesh Khan, Mayank Agarwal