Injured Dhawan ruled out of India's ODI, T20 squad for NZ tour
January 22, 2020 11:21 AM NPT
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BENGALURU, Jan 22: Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of India’s tour of New Zealand with a shoulder injury, the country’s cricket board (BCCI) said on Tuesday.
Dhawan, a regular opening batsman for India’s limited overs teams, hurt his left shoulder while diving on the field in the series-clinching one-day international win over Australia in Bengaluru on Sunday.
"An MRI of his shoulder was conducted, and the results have confirmed a grade II injury of his acromio-clavicular joint," the BCCI said in a statement here
“His hand will be in a sling and he has been advised rest for some time. He will start his active rehab management in the first week of February at the National Cricket Academy.”
Wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson has been named the replacement for the Twenty20 internationals against New Zealand, while Prithvi Shaw has earned his maiden ODI call-up.
Shaw, who made a test century on debut in 2018, is already in New Zealand with the India A team and impressed with a blistering 150 in a warm-up match on Sunday.
India will play five T20Is, three ODIs and two tests during the New Zealand tour starting with the shortest format on Jan. 24.