Despite Shikhar Dhawan’s injury, team India are still the hot favourites for their match against New Zealand on Thursday at Nottingham. It’s going to be a real test for the player who is going to replace the opener espicially against the New Zealand’s bowling attack.
KL Rahul is the most likely replacement to start the innings for India along side Rohit Sharma and the duo will look to dispense a perfect start for the middle order to cash in later.
India’s performance so far has been flawless, beating both Sauth Africa and Australia. Dhawan who was struggling for form earlier, came right back at Australia scoring a match winning knock of 117.
During the game, Shikhar Dhawan was hit by a ball on his left thumb, which has ruled him out for atleast three weeks.
New Zealand bowlers on the otherhand are rearing to go on track which might prove to be a big factor in the match against India.
"West Indies have shown that there's some extra bounce available at Trent Bridge and that can cause trouble. I am looking forward to the challenge as I like Trent Bridge as a ground," said Ferguson.
Indian Squad: Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja.
New Zealand Squad: Kane Williamson (capt), Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Tom Blundell (wk).