India vs England: Struggling Shikhar Dhawan doubtful for 3rd ODI after injury scare

Kolkata: Out-of-form India opener Shikhar Dhawan had an injury scare as he rushed straight to the hospital after the team landed in Kolkata for the third and final ODI against England on 22 January.

According to sources, Dhawan has some 'issues' on his left thumb that had sustained a minor fracture after the second Test versus New Zealand in October.

"He went to consult in the radiology department and was there for more than an hour," a local official said.

Shikhar Dhawan walks back after being dismissed for 11 in the second ODI at Cuttack. AP

Shikhar Dhawan walks back after being dismissed for 11 in the second ODI at Cuttack. AP

Having failed in both the ODIs with scores of 1 and 11, Dhawan's spot is already in question with likes of Ajinkya Rahane warming the bench.

Now with the injury concern, it remains to be seen whether he makes the cut for the final ODI and keeps his place intact in the upcoming Champions Trophy, where he was adjudged Player-of-the-Series in the team's triumph in 2013.

Meanwhile, former India captain and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Sourav Ganguly has promised a sporting wicket for the final one-dayer.

"It will be a good wicket, we hope to see a perfect cricket match," Ganguly said.

The one-day action will return to the Eden after two years with Rohit Sharma's world record 264 fresh in the memory.

Sharma's epic knock powered India to 404/5 in the last ODI at this venue as India beat Sri Lanka by 153 runs on 13 November, 2014.

The CAB also announced that MS Dhoni, who has relinquished captaincy in the limited overs will be handed a crystal Swarovski memento in a felicitation.

Published Date: Jan 20, 2017 22:26 PM | Updated Date: Jan 20, 2017 22:26 PM

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