India loses Jadeja to a concussion for final two T20 matches

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SYDNEY (AP) — India will be without Ravindra Jadeja for the remaining Twenty20 matches due a concussion sustained in his team's first-match win by 11 runs over Australia.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India said in a statement Saturday that the allrounder had sustained a concussion “when hit on the left side of his forehead in the final over of India’s innings.”

Jadeja top-edged a bouncer from Mitchell Starc into his helmet while batting in the final over of India’s innings, but did not receive an on-field assessment.

“Jadeja remains under observation and will be taken for further scans if required," the statement said. He will not take any further part in the ongoing T20 series."

Shardul Thakur will replace Jadeja for the two remaining games on Sunday and Tuesday, both in Sydney.

In Australian team news, selectors will make a late call on Aaron Finch’s fitness and a potential caretaker captain, having drafted Nathan Lyon into their squad for Sunday's match.

Finch sustained a hip and glute injury while fielding in Friday's match.


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