Indian women faced a major jolt ahead of T20I series against South Africa. With few hours to go for the first T20I of the series, India lost the services of their experienced campaigner, Jhulan Goswami. The express fast bowler suffered a heel injury thus being ruled out of the series.
The unavailability of Jhulan will leave a big hole in the Indian bowling department as she is the someone who can single-handedly take away the game from the opposition and a useful hitter during the slog overs of the game. However, BCCI hasn’t named any replacement for her.
“Ms Goswami suffered a heel injury and underwent an MRI scan on Monday, February 12, 2018. The BCCI Medical Team in consultation with a local doctor felt that she needs rest for a couple of weeks to avoid any further impact on the bone. Upon her return, Ms Goswami will consult a foot expert and will undergo her rehab process at the NCA in Bengaluru,” stated a BCCI release on Tuesday (February 13).
Jhulan will now consult the concerned doctors in the National Cricket Academy and will undergo rehabilitation at the very same place in order to be renewed for the upcoming crucial series against England and Australia.
India are on a hectic schedule in coming months of time as they will tour to England for the limited overs series than flew back to the country to host the series against Australia. Indian women recently clinched the ODI series against South Africa and also qualified for World Cup as well.
Coming to the T20I schedule, they are slated to play their 1st T20I on 13th February at Potchefstroom while the rest of the 2 matches are to be played on 16th and 18th of the very same month at Centurion and Cape Town respectively.