Shikhar Dhawan Ruled Out – Dhawan replacement against west indies for 2019 t20 series – The next home series for India is against the West Indies. This series will consist of three One Day International matches and three T20 International games which will be starting from December 6th 2019 to 22nd December 2019.
India has a piece of bad news even before the series is started. Team India will miss the services of their regular opener, Shikhar Dhawan. Due to his knee injury which he suffered this month, the team management has decided to rule Dhawan out of the T20 International against West Indies.
Shikhar Dhawan Ruled Out
Dhawan is still recovering from the knee injury. He suffered this injury when he played for his hometown Delhi in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Gabbar picked up this injury when he was diving on the field. Due to that, he has picked up a cut on his left knee.
Shikhar Dhawan Ruled Out – The medical team of BCCI have said that Dhawan had suffered from a deep cut in the game against Maharashtra in Surat of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. After they assessed his injury the BCCI medical staff reviewed that the wound would be healed but they suggested that Dhawan should take rest until the stitches come off and the wound would heal completely.
The team management has named Sanju Samson as the replacement to Dhawan. Sanju was also included in the 3 match T20 International series against Bangladesh as well. But he couldn’t a game in that series which India won 2-1.
Shikhar Dhawan Ruled Out – Sanju wasn’t named for this series also. Despite his good performance in the domestic season. In the series against Bangladesh, the selectors wanted to select Sanju as a back-up batsman in the middle order in the absence of skipper Virat Kohli. But once Kohli was back as the captain, Sanju was selected again.
The decision to drop Sanju even before getting chance was criticized by Harbhajan Singh and the cricket fraternity. Sanju is also open to his wicket keeping role and he is also ready to play as a pure batsman in the team. He said that he will do what the team wants him to.
Shikhar Dhawan Ruled Out – The Indian squad for the T20 International series against West Indies – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma (VC), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sanju Samson
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