IND vs NZ: 3 Indian Players Who Can Retire From ODIs After The Series

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IND vs NZ: 3 Indian Players Who Can Retire From ODIs After The Series. After the conclusion of the Sri Lanka series at home, India will face New Zealand at home on January 18-January 24 in 3 IND vs NZ ODIs and on January 27-February 1 in 3 IND vs NZ T20Is.

Sri Lanka is set to tour India for a multi-format T20I and ODI series. During IND vs SL 2023 series, a 3-match ODI and 3-match T20I series will be played.

India vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ)
India vs New Zealand (IND vs NZ) (Credits: Twitter)

The T20I series will be played first followed by the ODI series. During IND vs SL 2023 series, the three T20I games will take place on January 3, 5, and 7. The three ODI games are scheduled to take place on January 10, 12, and 15.

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Meanwhile, In February 2022, Sri Lanka has already toured India. The Sri Lankan team played an all-format series against India in February-March 2022. The visitors got thrashed by the Indians in all formats of the game. India won the Test series 2-0 & T20I Series 3-0.

Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah are fit but selectors want to see them doing match practice | Getty
Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah are fit but selectors want to see them doing match practice | Getty

Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of both ODI and Test series against Bangladesh and wasn’t considered for the Sri Lanka limited overs series. Ravindra Jadeja has recovered from his knee surgery. Jasprit Bumrah may also return for the New Zealand series. The duo, who have been on the sidelines for a long time, will not be rushed back into the national team.

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Shikhar Dhawan has not been included in the Indian team drawn up for their upcoming three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. Another key exclusion from both the white-ball teams is Rishabh Pant, who has struggled to find his feet in the shorter formats. Veteran pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar was axed from India’s ODI and T20I squads named for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka.

Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Image Credit: Twitter)

IND vs SL: India Squad for Sri Lanka ODIs: Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya (VC), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Ishan Kishan (WK), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh

Ravindra Jadeja may replace Axar Patel who may be rested if the senior spin all-rounder returns for the next IND vs NZ series, while Jasprit Bumrah may replace an inexperienced Umran Malik for the IND vs NZ ODI series.

IND vs NZ: 3 Indian Players Who Can Retire From ODIs After The Series

Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo: Twitter)

Although opener Shikhar Dhawan could not perform well in the previous ODI series against Bangladesh, the left-handed batsman batted brilliantly in 2022. Shikhar Dhawan played 22 ODI games in 2022. He mustered 688 runs at an average of 34.40. Shikhar Dhawan had a poor ODI series against Bangladesh and South Africa in 2022 where he averaged less than 10 both times.

He also slammed 6 half-centuries out of which the highest knock was 97 runs. Hence, Shikhar Dhawan had a decent show in 2022 overall and should have been given an opportunity against Sri Lanka as well. He did considerably well in ODIs against West Indies, Zimbabwe, and New Zealand- the first two, in particular, averaging over 50.

However, he managed only 688 runs in 22 ODIs averaging 34.4-his lowest since 2013. His strike rate of 74.22 was also concerning. The 37-year-old opener may retire from international cricket if selected in the IND vs NZ ODI series after the axe in the IND vs SL ODIs.

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