The opening two ODIs of India’s series against West Indies will not include all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Friday. Following the coin toss in the first game at Port of Spain, confirmation was given. Jadeja has a right knee injury, thus it will be determined whether or not he will play in the series decider after evaluating his healing time.

The BCCI announced on Twitter that Team India all-rounder Mr. Ravindra Jadeja will miss the first two One-Day Internationals against the West Indies due to an injury to his right knee. The statement went on to say, “The BCCI Medical team is monitoring his progress and a decision on his participation in the third ODI will be made appropriately.”

Axar Patel was selected for India’s starting XI for the first ODI at Port of Spain in place of Jadeja. In the team’s three ODI matches earlier this month against England, Jadeja participated for India.

Rohit Sharma is not playing in the ODI series, hence Shikhar Dhawan is the team’s captain. For the three-game series against the Windies, several first-team players, including Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, and Jasprit Bumrah, have also been rested in addition to Rohit. The T20Is in the Caribbean will also be missed by Kohli and Bumrah.