Harshal Patel is now part of the current T20 series against the West Indies. He was going to play instead of Avesh Khan, but right before the match, it is known that Harshal is having issues with his side strain.

Harshal was definitely in the scheme of planning for team India. It would be fair to say that Harshal was the third seam bowler for India ahead of Avesh, Shami, and Arshadeep. However, due to this injury, he may miss some important matches like Asia Cup and the continental match.

It will be too quick to say about his inclusion in the World Cup squad, but let us hope for a speedy recovery and wait until further updates.