After losing the 2nd T20I to against West Indies by 8 wickets, the men-in-blue are set to receive another massive blow. Opener Shikhar Dhawan hasn’t recovered from his knee injury yet and is reportedly set to miss the upcoming ODI series, scheduled to begin from December 15.
The Delhi cricketer picked up the injury during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy against Maharashtra. He went under the knife after which he ruled out of the T20I rubber against the Caribbean visitors.
Earlier, the BCCI released a statement which read, “The BCCI Medical Team assessed him to review the healing of his wound. The BCCI Medical Team has suggested that Dhawan needs some more time for his stitches to come off and his wound to heal completely.”
However, a Bangalore Mirror report has claimed that the left-hander needs more time to recover from the injury. Also, the selection committee is likely to name a replacement before the first ODI in Chennai.
The apex board had named Kerala wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson as Dhawan’s replacement for the T20Is. However, the youngster hasn’t played so far as Rishabh Pant continues to keep wickets for the team.
The reports have further claimed that the selectors may continue with Samson in the ODIs as well. The other players in contention are Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal.