Injury troubles Dhawan ahead of Kolkata ODI

Shikhar Dhawan, the India opener, rushed straight to the hospital on arrival in Kolkata for the third and final One-Day International against England. According to sources, Dhawan has some "issues" on his left thumb that suffered a minor fracture after the second Test against New Zealand in October.

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Shikhar Dhawan has scored 12 runs in the ODI series so far.   -  AP

India's opener Shikhar Dhawan had an injury scare as he rushed straight to the hospital after the team landed here for the third and final One-Day International (ODI) against England on January 22.

According to sources, Dhawan has some “issues” on his left thumb that suffered a minor fracture after the second Test against New Zealand in October. “He went to consult in the radiology department and was there for more than an hour,” a local official said.

Having failed in both the ODIs with scores of 1 and 11, Dhawan’s spot is already in doubt with likes of Ajinkya Rahane warming the bench. Now with the injury concern, it remains to be seen whether he makes the cut for the final ODI and keeps his place intact in the upcoming Champions Trophy, in which he was adjudged Player-of-the-Series in the team’s triumph in 2013.

'Good wicket'

Meanwhile, former India captain and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Sourav Ganguly has promised a sporting wicket for the final one-dayer. “It will be a good wicket we hope to see a perfect cricket match,” Ganguly said.

The one-day action will return to the Eden after two years with Rohit Sharma’s world record 264 fresh in the memory.

Sharma’s epic knock powered India to 404 for 5 in the last ODI here as India beat Sri Lanka by 153 runs on November 13, 2014. The CAB also announced that M. S. Dhoni, who has relinquished captaincy in limited-overs cricket, will be handed a crystal Swarovski memento in a felicitation.