Reports | Ishan Kishan discharged from hospital, but unlikely to play 3rd T20I against Sri Lanka
Ishan Kishan and Lahiru Kumara during India's second T20I against Sri Lanka|
As per a report by ANI, Ishan Kishan has been discharged from the hospital after being hit on the head in the second T20I against Sri Lanka in Dharamsala. Kishan, however, is still under close observation of BCCI’s medical team, and is unlikely to play the third and final match of the series.
As per a report filed by ANI, India’s wicket-keeper batter Ishan Kishan has been kept under the observation of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) medical team after being discharged from the hospital in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. Kishan had suffered a massive blow when he was late in the pull against a sharp bouncer bowled by Lahiru Kumara in the fourth over of India’s chase, in the second T20I at the HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala.
“Ishan Kishan was discharged from the hospital but he is under close observation of the BCCI's medical team. He is likely to be rested from the third T20I against Sri Lanka,” a BCCI source confirmed the development to ANI.
However, Kishan is unlikely to feature in the third and the final T20I against Sri Lanka in Dharamshala, to be played on February 27.
With that, India may turn to Sanju Samson to keep the wicket and bring in Mayank Agarwal to replace Kishan at the top. Mayank joined the Indian squad after Ruturaj Gaikwad was ruled out of the series ahead of the second T20I with a wrist injury. He had been quarantined in Chandigarh, along with the other India's Test squad members, that will go up against Sri Lanka from March 4 in Mohali.
Having won the opening two fixtures, India have already clinched the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka with a game remaining.