Indian cricket group opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the 5-match T20I series in opposition to New Zealand due to the shoulder injury he suffered through the third ODI in opposition to Australia, in accordance to a report in ESPN Cricinfo. Dhawan fell awkwardly whereas diving to save a run through the match in Bengaluru and he didn’t come out to bat through the run chase. He did seem for the put up match celebrations however with a sling round his arm. The group administration has reportedly not named any substitute as of now.
Dhawan made an excellent comeback within the series in opposition to Australia as he scored 96 and 74 within the first two matches. He seemed in good contact in opposition to the Aussie bowlers and this injury shall be an enormous concern for the left-hander.
Due to his good present within the just lately-concluded series, he gained seven slots to attain 15th place with 170 runs in two innings. The swashbuckling southpaw missed an opportunity to bat within the closing ODI due to injury
The T20I series begins on January 24, and shall be adopted by a series of three ODIs from February 5.
Sanju Samson could be a potential substitute for Dhawan together with Prithvi Shaw who slammed a 100-ball 150 throughout India A’s second follow recreation in opposition to New Zealand XI at Lincoln. Suryakumar Yadav can be an possibility for the selectors after his stellar performances on the home circuit.
T20I squad: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur