The star opener of the Indian Cricket Team, Shikhar Dhawan, will not be part of the first three One Day Internationals (ODIs) against Australia. He has asked BCCI to release him from playing the first three ODI matches. He even missed the final ODI and a lone Twenty20 International (T20I) against Sri Lanka as he came back to India.
“Team India opener Mr Shikhar Dhawan has requested to be released from the team for the first three ODIs of the Paytm Australia tour of India, 2017 to attend to his wife, who is unwell. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has decided not to name any replacement for Mr Dhawan in Indian Cricket Team,” the press release from BCCI stated.
India will take on Australia in the first ODI of the five-match series on September 17 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.