Yuzvendra Chahal Replaces Ravindra Jadeja As Concussion Substitute In 1st T20I
AUS vs IND: India opted to field Yuzvendra Chahal as a replacement for Ravindra Jadeja, who had been hit on the helmet while batting during the 1st T20I in Canberra.
- Yuzvendra Chahal replaced Ravindra Jadeja as concussion substitute
- Jadeja was hit on the head by a Mitchell Starc bouncer in the 20th over
- KL Rahul scored a half-century as India posted 161 for seven
Ravindra Jadeja was replaced by Yuzvendra Chahalas a concussion substitute in the ongoing first Twenty20 International (T20I) in Canberra on Friday. Ravindra Jadeja was hit on the head by a Mitchell Starc bouncer in the final over of the innings and during the innings break. Match referee David Boon allowed the visitors to substitute Jadeja with Chahal. Being a concussion substitute, Chahal can now contribute with the ball and bowl four overs. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to Twitter to announce that Jadeja is being assessed by the Indian board's medical team.
During the mid-innings break, Australia head coach Justin Langer was seen having an animated discussion with match referee David Boon.
UPDATE: Ravindra Jadeja was hit on the helmet in the final over of the first innings of the first T20I.— BCCI (@BCCI) December 4, 2020
Yuzvendra Chahal will take the field in the 2nd innings as a concussion substitute. Jadeja is currently being assessed by the BCCI Medical Team. #TeamIndia #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/tdzZrHpA1H
"UPDATE: Ravindra Jadeja was hit on the helmet in the final over of the first innings of the first T20I.Yuzvendra Chahal will take the field in the 2nd innings as a concussion substitute. Jadeja is currently being assessed by the BCCI Medical Team," the BCCI tweeted.
India, after being put in to bat, posted 161 runs for the loss of seven wickets.
KL Rahul was the star with the bat, scoring a fine half-century. He made 51 runs off 40 deliveries.
None of the batsmen got going and a late flourish from Jadeja helped India to a competitive total in the T20I opener.
Moises Henriques was the pick of the bowlers for Australia. He returned with figures of three for 22.