India vs New Zealand: Suresh Raina to miss Dharamsala ODI due to viral fever

PTI, Oct, 13 2016

New Delhi: Indian batsman Suresh Raina, who was brought back into the ODI side after a gap of one year, has been ruled out of the first one-dayer against New Zealand due to viral fever.

"The BCCI Medical team has confirmed that Suresh Raina, who is recovering from a bout of viral fever, is ruled out of the first ODI against New Zealand. There will be no replacement in the team," the BCCI said in a statement.

File photo Suresh Raina. Getty Images

File photo Suresh Raina. Getty Images

Raina was looking forward to feature in his first ODI since October 2015. The opening match of the five-ODI series will be played in Dharamsala on 16 October. India have already swept the Test series 3-0.

The southpaw was dropped for the ODIs in Australia and the limited-overs tour of Zimbabwe earlier this year besides the two-match T20 series against the West Indies in USA.

He has not had time in the middle since the Duleep Trophy where his scores read 52, 35 and 90.

Raina led Uttar Pradesh in the team's Ranji Trophy opener against Madhya Pradesh last week but did not come out to bat. Uttar Pradesh ended up suffering an innings and 64 run defeat at the hands of Madhya Pradesh.

Published Date: Oct 13, 2016 | Updated Date: Oct 13, 2016



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1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
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3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
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2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
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