MS Dhoni has been ruled from the West Indies Tri-Series after injuring his right hamstring during his loss in India – and one wicket against the West Indies on Sunday. Donny received treatment on the pitch during his innings of 27 and did not take the field in the second innings. He might be unavailable for the five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe, which starts on July 24 in Harare as well.Will Kawthar Foundation Cooley, who led India in the absence of Dhoni in the second innings at Sabina Park on Sunday, leads the team in the remaining matches. Dinesh Karthik, who kept wickets in that match, and is likely to continue as wicketkeeper first option.
Will be transferred batsman Ambati Rayudu in as a replacement for Denis.
Rayudu, who is yet to debut in India in international cricket, scored 1824 runs, including one century and 14 fifties, in List-A cricket average of 35.07. He had a prolific domestic season this year; scored 666 runs in the Ranji Trophy at 60.54, with one hundred and seven fifties. Scored more than 200 runs for the rest of India in the Irani Cup against Mumbai with scores of 51 and 156 not out and the highest record for the Western District of Deodhar Trophy final with unbeaten 78 to help them chase 290.
“Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been ruled out of a series of three ongoing in the West Indies, due to a hamstring injury. Has picked up the selection committee’s first pan-India Ambati Rayudu to succeed him in the lineup. Will Rayudu join the team at the earliest,” said Secretary Sanjay Patel Bank credit and Commerce said in a statement.
“Ferrat Cooley will lead India in the remaining period of the three-series” the statement added.
Donny did not keep wickets against the West Indies during the opening match of the three-nation series team in Jamaica yesterday after injuring his hamstring while batting.
Donny handed the wicketkeeping duties to his colleague Dinesh Karthik in the game that won the West Indies one wicket at Sabina Park here.
The commander of a 31-year-old, who led the triumphant campaign in India in ICC Champions Trophy, to be examined by doctors.
The sources said the Cricket Board earlied Donnie was “not a good feeling.”
In the absence of Dhoni, were brought nine consecutive matches in India to stop winning, and they were looking forward to getting more of a disappointment to lose when they take on narrow sub-continental familiar foes Sri Lanka in the second match of the series on Tuesday.