Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan, who suffered an injury in the final ODI between Australia and India, has been ruled out of action for at least 10 weeks according to the reports Times Now.
This has come as a major blow for Delhi Capitals as Dhawan is one of the mainstays of their batting line up. According to the reports Shikhar Dhawan might miss the first half of the VIVO IPL 2020 till he gets fully fit.
The dashing opener from Delhi, suffered an injury while fielding in the third One day International between India and Australia. Shikhar Dhawan was injured in the 5th over of the first innings when he was fielding at the covers. Dhawan tried to stop a drive from Steven Smith and in the process he hurt his shoulder. He was in visible pain and was immediately rushed to hospital for the scans. After he returned from hospital he was seen with a sling in the left hand and did not came out to bat as well.
In a latest update on his fitness BCCI has stated that Dhawan’s recovery will take more time than expected and he will wear the sling for a while. Dhawan is expected to start training at NCA in the first week of February.
BCCI also named his replacements for the upcoming tour of NZ. As expected Sanju Samson is all set to replace the left hander for second time in last 3 months in the T20I squad while Prithvi Shaw will take Dhawan’s place in the ODI squad for NZ tour.
The talented opener from Mumbai, Prithvi Shaw, pipped Mayank Agarwal and Shubhman Gill for the flight to NZ. This is also his maiden ODI call for the Indian Team. Though the 20-year-old has already represented India in the longest format of the game. Prithvi Shaw scored 150 off 100 balls in the practice match also.
India will play 5 T20Is and 3 ODIs along with two tests on almost a 40-day long tour of New Zealand.