Dhawan’s shoulder injury to put him out of the New Zealand Tour 2020; Shaw and Samson on the call

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Shikhar Dhawan Injury against New Zealand Tour 2020 – Here is another huge blow for team India. After Ishant Sharma’s ankle injury, it’s a shoulder injury that will put out Shikhar Dhawan from the New Zealand Tour 2020. Dhawan has been ruled out of the 5 match T20 International series and three-match One Day International series that is set to be played on the tour of New Zealand starting from Friday, January 24th, 2020.

shikhar dhawan injury against new zealand tour 2020

Dhawan injured his left shoulder during the third and final one-day international match which was played on Sunday in Bengaluru against Australia. He is most likely to be replaced by Sanju Samson and Prithvi Shaw in the limited-overs format series. Sanju has been named to replace Dhawan in the 5 matches T20 International series while Shaw has been named as replacement to Dhawan in the three-match ODI series.

Shikhar Dhawan Injury against New Zealand Tour 2020

The only change in India’s one day team is the addition of Kedar Jadhav who replaces Washington Sundar from the T20 International squad. Rest of the ODI squad of India is the same as the T20 squad.

Dhawan injured himself when he dived on the field in the first innings of the last and final match of the series. Due to that, Dhawan couldn’t come on the field. In spite of that, India chased down a good score to win the series by 2-1 margin against Australia.

Shikhar Dhawan Injury against New Zealand Tour 2020 – Dhawan’s left shoulder strapped in a sling during the post-match presentation also. That is why an MRI scan was conducted on his left shoulder and the reports have shown that Dhawan has got a grade II injury. His acromioclavicular joint has been injured. He has to take rest for some time and then will have to go for rehabilitation in the National Cricket Academy.

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In 2019, Dhawan injured his thumb in a game against Australia and that’s why he missed half of the world cup tournament. Then he returned for the West Indies tour, and injured himself again in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournament. Dhawan returned to the national side in the series against Sri Lanka at home but then missed quite a lot of series which were played in the grand home season.

Shikhar Dhawan Injury against New Zealand Tour 2020 – In the recently concluded one day international series against Australia, Dhawan scored 74 runs in the 1st ODI and 96 runs in the 2nd ODI. The injury set back of Dhawan has come in a crucial time where India is still trying to figure the right combination for the World T20 which will be played in Australia later this year.

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India’s T20I squad for the New Zealand tour 2020 –

Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Sanju Samson, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ravindra Jadeja, and Shardul Thakur

Shikhar Dhawan Injury against New Zealand Tour 2020

India’s One Day International squad for the Tour of New Zealand 2020 –

Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur, and Kedar Jadhav.

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