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Shikhar Dhawan released for first three ODIs against Australia

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Bengaluru, September 14: Opener Shikhar Dhawan has requested to be released from the team for the first three ODIs of the Australia tour of India, 2017 to attend to his wife, who is unwell.

The All-India Senior Selection Committee has decided not to name any replacement for Dhawan for the aforementioned matches.

The first three matches will be held at - Chennai (September 17), Kolkata (September 21) and Indore (September 24).

Dhawan also did not play the last ODI and the one off T20 against Sri Lanka in the recently concluded tour, attending to his mother who was ill.

Later Dhawan tweeted a photo with his mother who he said was recovering well.

The left-handed opener was a star performer for India in the Test series against Sri Lanka, notching up two centuries to top the run-getters' chart.

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Drafted into the side only because of an injury to regular opener M Vijay, the Delhiite made the opportunity count with an impeccable performance with the bat during the series.

In the one-day series also he continued to torment Sri Lanka hammering a 71-ball hundred. This hundred was the third hundred for Dhawan in the series, and also his fastest hundred in one-day internationals.

Story first published: Thursday, September 14, 2017, 15:10 [IST]
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