Indian left-handed batsman Shikhar Dhawan will not play the final Test in Indore which means that Karun Nair replaces him in the third Test. Karun Nair once got a chance to assemble in the team in place of injured Murali Vijay to feature against Sri Lanka last year but didn’t debut at that time.
Shikhar Dhawan picked up an injury during the second Test at Eden Gardens which forced him to put him in rehab and therefore has to skip the third Test. Dhawan encountered a nasty fracture on his left hand off Kiwis pacer Trent Boult’s delivery.
Karun Nair will look to make use of the golden opportunity to impress the selectors and the fans. Giving the youngsters a chance and to convert the chance to a permanent position in the team is always a great sense of accomplishment.
The Bangalore lad is a fantastic batsman and produced a good impact in the debut first-class stint in 2013-14 becoming the hottest prospect of the side that bagged the Ranji and Irani accolades. Nair also has been part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the cash-rich Premier League.
The 24-year-old Nair spiced up his One-Day International (ODI) debut against Zimbabwe at Harare in the June month this year. It will be quite interesting to see how he performs well and copes with the pressures in the team.
Nair is a batting all-rounder and has shown what he can do with the bat and the ball which is always a healthy sign for team India. His form in the first-class scene records a weighty average of 49.39 proves how dynamic and effective can he be.
Team India dominated the tourists Kiwis in the first two Test matches for which they clinched the series 2-0. But, still, a dramatic result is yet to be determined in the third and final Test match which will be played at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore.