Not Only, Shikhar Dhawan, Another Opening Batsman Ruled Out Of The First India vs Australia Match. This will surely be a huge blow to the entire team. Check out more details right here. Right Handed opening batsman is also injured now and may miss out.
Not only, Shikhar Dhawan, Even Australia’s opener Aaron Finch is more than likely to miss the first One Day International between India and Australia. Finch as we all know, has recently been playing some cricket for Surrey where he injured his calf muscle 6 weeks ago. The right handed opening batsman let that pass thinking all is well until the injury came back to haunt him while training to be ready for the warm up match in Chennai.
Eventually, he could not play the warm up match and looks a very doubtful starter even for the first One Day International. This will be a huge blow to Australia who surely would not have wished to start their series on such a note. Travis Head or Cartwright might take his position instead. It is more likely that the management will go for Head also considering that Cartwright failed to impress during the warm up game losing his wicket for a second ball duck.
Earlier today, news came in that even Shikhar Dhawan will not be a part of the first 3 One Day Internationals as his wife is not well and he needs to take care of her. The first One Day International between the 2 sides will be played at Chennai on the 17th of September.
The teams will play 5 One Day Internationals and 3 T20s amongst each other and this would surely be a test for Australia who are without their premium fast bowlers Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.
Source: Times Of India
On the other hand, India would be looking to continue their dominance at home and would not be wrong if they secretly wish to defeat the Australian’s 5- 0. They have the potential and there is a very strong chance that they can make it happen. If Australia wins, well, we just need to clap our hands then and say, Well Done Australia because they will seriously deserve it.
The reward for in the end for a clean-sweep by either of the teams is the Number One Ranking in One Day International Cricket. We wish more ‘Power’ to both the teams and hope to see a wonderfully fought contest between bat and ball.