According to reports, India opener Shikhar Dhawan, who is in an intimidating form, has asked the BCCI to release him from the first three ODIs against Australia in the upcoming series to attend his wife Ayesha Mukherjee, who is unwell. Announcing this in a statement, BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary on Thursday said the replacement for the left-handed batsman has not yet been decided, say reports.
The BCCI on Thursday announced the schedule of the home series against Australia which begins on September 17. India will be playing five One Day International matches and three T20 International matches against Australia. The schedule is here.
Sep 12: Warm-up match in Chennai
Sep 17: 1st ODI in Chennai
Sep 21: 2nd ODI in Kolkata
Sep 24: 3rd ODI in Indore
Sep 28: 4th ODI in Bengaluru
Oct 1: 5th ODI in Nagpur
Oct 7: 1st T20I in Ranchi
Oct 10: 2nd T20I in Guwahati
Oct 13: 3rd T20I in Hyderabad
India spinner Kuldeep Yadav reportedly said that there is no one better to judge his bowling than former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. "There is no word to describe MS Dhoni's influence on a young bowler like me", Kuldeep said. "There is no one better than him to judge you because he is watching from behind the wicket and he keeps telling me what I need to. I feel very proud that I am playing with him and very lucky that I could be playing in his 300th game", Kuldeep added.
Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood was ruled out of the upcoming limited overs series against India after suffering a side strain during the first Test against Bangladesh on Tuesday. Australia is scheduled to play five ODIs and three T20 matches against India starting September 17 in Chennai.