MUMBAI: Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of India’s limited-overs teams for their tour of New Zealand after injuring his shoulder in their series-clinching One-day International with Australia, the country’s cricket board said on Wednesday.
Opening batsman Dhawan, who hurt this left shoulder while fielding in last Sunday’s seven-wicket victory in Bangalore, will be replaced by youngster Prithvi Shaw in the 16-man One-day International squad.
Wicket-keeper/batsman Sanju Samson will take Dhawan’s place in the Twenty20 International side that already is in New Zealand for the five matches starting from Friday. The T20s will be followed by three ODI matches starting Feb 5 and two Tests beginning on Feb 21.
Meanwhile the 20-year-old Shaw, who returned from a doping ban in November 2019 and is already in New Zealand with the India ‘A’ team, will be in line for an ODI debut.
T20: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Sanju Samson, K.L. Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur.
ODI: Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Rahul, Iyer, Pandey, Pant, Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Saini, Thakur, Kedar Jadhav.
Published in Dawn, January 23rd, 2020