Auckland: Indian team opener Smriti Mandhana is stable after being struck on the head in a warm-up game ahead of the ICC Women’s World Cup. Smriti Mandhana sustained a blow to her left ear and lower temple while batting in the warm-up game against South Africa in Rangiora. Smriti was immediately assessed by the match-day doctor who expected a delayed concussion. After further assessment, Smriti was diagnosed with a mild soft tissue injury to her left earlobe which caused discomfort while batting and therefore she had to leave the field retired hurt.
As a safety precaution, she was rested for the rest of the match and is currently under observation. Presently, the opening batter is doing fine and her condition is stable, BCCI in a statement said. Her progress will be monitored by the medical team and a decision on her participation in the next match will be taken accordingly, the statement added. India defeated South Africa in the warm-up fixture by 2 runs on Sunday.