In a recent development ahead of the much-anticipated three-match ODI series against the West Indies, Team India’s right-arm pacer, Mohammed Siraj, has been released from the squad due to a sore ankle.

The decision came after the pacer reported discomfort, prompting immediate attention from the BCCI medical team. As a precautionary measure, the medical team has advised Siraj to take ample rest to prevent any exacerbation of the injury. With the ODI series set to kick off on July 27 in Barbados, Team India will have to make do without the talented bowler for now. 

Notably, the Indian team management has not yet announced a call for a replacement player to fill in Siraj’s position. 

In the last Test match against the same opponents, Siraj had impressed with a career-best 5/60, despite the match ending in a draw due to rain. The team will be looking to make a strong statement against the West Indies, and this development has surely added an extra layer of challenge for them. 

Last Updated on July 27, 2023

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