Prime News, National Sport, Cricket, New Delhi, December 11:- Opener Mayank Agawal was on Wednesday named as Shikhar Dhawan’s replacement in India’s ODI squad for the three-match series against the West Indies as the southpaw has not yet recovered from his knee injury.
Dhawan had suffered a deep cut on his left knee during a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy game against Maharashtra in Surat and was subsequently ruled out of the ongoing T20 series.
“The BCCI Medical Team feels that while Dhawan’s stitches are off and his wound is healing gradually, he still needs some more time before he regains full match fitness,” the BCCI said in a statement.
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Mayank Agarwal as replacement for the injured Shikhar Dhawan in India’s squad for the upcoming series against West Indies,” it added.
India will play three ODIs against the West Indies in Chennai (December 15), Visakhapatnam (December 18) and Cuttack (December 22).
Agarwal, who is currently playing Ranji Trophy match against Tamil Nadu in Dindigul, will join the national team in Chennai before the first game. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)