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Mayank Agarwal replaces injured Shikhar Dhawan for West Indies ODIs

Mayank Agarwal replaces injured Shikhar Dhawan for West Indies ODIs
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Mayank Agarwal was included in India's squad for the One-Day International (ODI) series against the West Indies on Wednesday.

Mayank Agarwal was included in India's squad for the One-Day International (ODI) series against the West Indies on Wednesday.

Agarwal, who has become a regular face in the Indian Test set-up, has been called in as Shikhar Dhawan's replacement. The Delhi batsman, Dhawan is still recovering from a knee injury he suffered during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

The Karnataka batsman has played nine Tests for India but if he gets a match in the upcoming ODI series, it'll be his first in the blue jersey. Having played 79 matches, Agarwal has an impressive List A average of 50.90.

"The BCCI Medical Team feels that while Dhawan's stitches are off and his wound is healing gradually, he still needs some more time before he regains full match fitness.

The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Mayank Agarwal as a replacement for the injured Shikhar Dhawan in India's squad for the upcoming series against West Indies," the BCCI said in a statement.

Virat Kohli and Co are set to place three ODIs against the West Indies - Chennai (Dec. 15), Visakhapatnam (Dec. 18) and Cuttack (Dec. 22).

The three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series between India and West Indies is underway. The hosts won the opening match in Hyderabad by six wickets where they successfully chased the target of 208 with eight balls to spare.

The two-time World T20 champions, Windies came back hard in the second match in Thiruvananthapuram chasing down India's target of 171 with nine balls and eight wickets to spare.

India ODI squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

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