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India vs Australia: Shikhar Dhawan set to miss first three ODIs

AFP
Published : Sep 14, 2017, 3:56 pm IST
Updated : Sep 14, 2017, 3:57 pm IST

The Virat Kohli-led India, who edged out Australia 2-1 in a Test series earlier this year, will begin the five-match ODI series in Chennai.

 India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan will miss the first three one-day internationals against Australia to be with his ailing wife, the Indian cricket board said Thursday.(Photo: AFP)
  India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan will miss the first three one-day internationals against Australia to be with his ailing wife, the Indian cricket board said Thursday.(Photo: AFP)

New Delhi: India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan will miss the first three one-day internationals against Australia to be with his ailing wife, the Indian cricket board said Thursday.

The Virat Kohli-led India, who edged out Australia 2-1 in a Test series earlier this year, will begin the five-match ODI series in Chennai on Sunday.

"Team India opener Mr Shikhar Dhawan has requested to be released from the team for the first three ODIs," said a Board of Control for Cricket in India statement. It added that Dhawan wanted "to attend to his wife, who is unwell."

The BCCI did not name a replacement. Back-up openers Lokesh Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane are already in the 15-man squad.

The hosts will also play three Twenty20 matches against Steve Smith's Australia.

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