Things are just not falling into place for senior India opener Shikhar Dhawan at the moment. His poor form in recent weeks has coincided with an unfortunate injury that he suffered during Delhi’s Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match against Maharashtra. Dhawan had injured himself during the match and had to be hospitalised. He had later tweeted that he would recover inside ‘4-5’ days but the injury seems to be more serious than it was initially thought of.

Due to the injury, he is not a part of the ongoing T20I series against West Indies. The left-handed batsman was in the squad before being replaced by Sanju Samson. The injury was a big setback for Shikhar Dhawan as he has not done well with the bat in recent times. With competition in the team so high, the under-performing opener is far from being assured of a spot in India’s squad in the shortest format. He has already lost his place in the Test side and time is running out for him in limited-overs format too.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Credits: BCCI)

Dhawan set for more time on sideline:

Shikhar Dhawan’s miseries have been further compounded as he is reportedly set to miss the ODI series against West Indies. As per a report in Mumbai Mirror, the 34-year-old s not fully fit and is in a race against time to be fit for the series. He recently shared a video of himself doing a gym session and was expected to be fit but it looks like he will need some more time to be match fit.

India will play three ODIs against the Caribbean outfit. The three ODIs will be played in Chennai (December 15), Visakhapatnam (December 18) and Cuttack (December 22). Dhawan has now less than a week to prove his fitness.

The ongoing T20I series, meanwhile, is locked at 1-1 after West Indies won the second game by eight wickets to draw level. The third and final game will take place in Mumbai on Wednesday (December 11).

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