India vs Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan flies home to attend to ailing mother; will miss remainder of tour

In-form opener Shikhar Dhawan will not be a part of India's final ODI and lone T20 international after he left for India to attend to his ailing mother, the BCCI said.

PTI, September 02, 2017

Colombo: In-form opener Shikhar Dhawan will not be a part of India's final ODI and lone T20 international after he left for India to attend to his ailing mother, the BCCI said on Saturday.

Shikhar Dhawan plays a shot during the 1st ODI against Sri Lanka in Dambulla. AP

Shikhar Dhawan plays a shot during the 1st ODI against Sri Lanka in Dambulla. AP

"Mr Dhawan's mother is stable and is recovering well at the moment," BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary was quoted as saying in the release.

The selection committee has decided not to name any replacement as only two matches are left. There are already two back-up openers in the side in KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane.

Dhawan, who has been in prime form from the start of the Champions Trophy, was highest run-getter in the Test series and has also scored 132 in the opening ODI of the ongoing series.

Updated Date: Sep 02, 2017





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 3182 91
Rank Team Points Rating
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2 India 5743 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3391 103
6 Australia 3699 100
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3972 132
2 India 4601 124
3 Australia 2570 122
4 England 2448 117
5 New Zealand 2542 116
6 South Africa 2058 114