India women ODI vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur has been ruled out of the three-match ODI series against England in Mumbai with an ankle injury. Harmanpreet who trained on Tuesday at the Wankhede Stadium, missed the practice session on Wednesday. She will be replaced by bowling allrounder Harleen Deol, who played for Board President’s XI in Monday’s warm-up match against England women.
ESPNcricinfo understands Kaur sustained the injury a couple of days ago when she was in Patiala. Kaur took part in the fielding sessions with the Indian team at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday, a move to assess if she was comfortable running about. Kaur is understood to have not been feeling fully fit and scans later revealed a grade-2 tear in the left ankle. She will be flying to Bengaluru for a consultation at the National Cricket Academy, where the severity of her injury will be assessed further.
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Annesha Ghosh is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo
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