India vs Australia: Shikhar Dhawan released from squad for first three ODIs, no replacement named

India opener Shikhar Dhawan has been released from the team for the first three ODIs against Australia to attend to his wife, who is unwell.

PTI, Sep,14 2017

New Delhi: India opener Shikhar Dhawan has been released from the team for the first three ODIs against Australia to attend to his wife, who is unwell.

File image of Shikhar Dhawan. AFP

File image of Shikhar Dhawan. AFP

"Team India opener Mr Shikhar Dhawan has requested to be released from the team for the first three ODIs of the Paytm Australia tour of India, 2017 to attend to his wife, who is unwell," a BCCI release stated.

The Senior Selection Committee has decided not to name any replacement for Dhawan for the first three matches.

During the last series against Sri Lanka also, Dhawan had left after the One-day Internationals as his mother was unwell at that time.

The first ODI between India and Australia will be played on 17 September in Chennai. The series features five ODIs and three T20Is.

India team for first three ODIs against Australia: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami.

Published Date: Sep 14, 2017 | Updated Date: Sep 14, 2017




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