India’s star opener, Smriti Mandhana, suffered a toe injury ahead of South Africa’s tour of India last month. She got her toe fractured and was forced to miss out on games and spend time at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for rehabilitation and some off recovery time back home in Sangli, Maharashtra.
BCCI has now announced that Smriti has recovered and has traveled to the Caribbean for India’s tour of West Indies and will be available for selection in the team from 3rd ODI onwards, which is to be held on 6th November. India is playing West Indies in the form of three ODIs – on November 1, 3 and 6 and five T20s on November 10, 11, 15, 18 and 21. This series is crucial for India and Smriti’s return is certainly a piece of good news and will tremendously help the batting order.
Priya Punia’s 75 went in vain as India lost the first thrilling ODI against West Indies by mere one run. India will be looking for a strong comeback in the second game and looking forward to Smriti’s return in the final One Day on 6th.