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Shikhar Dhawan left out of Indian squad for last two ODIs vs Australia

Shikhar Dhawan, who was unavailable for the first three ODIs due to a family emergency, was left out of the India squad for the final two games in Bangalore and Nagpur against Australia.

india vs australia 2017 Updated: Sep 24, 2017 23:28 IST
Siddharth Vishwanathan
Siddharth Vishwanathan
Hindustan Times, Indore
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Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan will not play the final two games vs Australia. (AP)

Shikhar Dhawan, who had missed the first three games of the series against Australia due to a family emergency, was left out of the India cricket squad for the last two games of the series in Bangalore and Nagpur.

Shikhar Dhawan had been released from the Indian cricket team and did not play in the first three games against Australia as the opener had requested for leave to attend to his wife Ayesha Mukherjee, who is unwell.

Barring the non-inclusion of Dhawan, the rest of the squad remained the same.

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Ravindra Jadeja, who was named as a backup in the side due to an injury to Axar Patel, was not named after the squad was trimmed down to 15 members.

India defeated Australia by five wickets in Indore to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series.

Virat Kohli’s side will be aiming to sustain their domination when they take on Australia in Bangalore on September 28 and in Nagpur on October 1.

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

First Published: Sep 24, 2017 23:21 IST