India’s ODI vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur has been ruled out of her country’s three-match ODI series against England with an ankle injury.
She will by replaced by uncapped 20-year-old all-rounder Harleen Deol, who batted at No.4 for the Indian Board President’s XI against England in a warm-up game. No decision has yet been made on her involvement in the T20I series which follows the ODIs.
She is thought to have sustained the injury a couple of days ago in training, and was ruled out after failing to make it through a full team training session. She will now head to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for treatment.
The ODI series forms part of the ICC Women’s Championship, and Harmanpreet’s loss will be keenly felt. She averages 34.52 with the bat in ODIs and played a key role in India’s march to the Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017 final, striking an unbeaten 171 against Australia in the semi-final.
The first ODI takes place on Friday, 22 February.