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Men In Blue Take Dip In 'open Waters', Shikhar Dhawan & Shreyas Iyer Swing Off Trees

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Ahead of their next match, Indian cricketers along with some Caribbean cricketers were seen taking some time off the field to enjoy nature and company of fellow teammates
  •  Left-hander Shikhar Dhawan posted a similar video on Instagram and captioned the photo expressing his happiness being around open air and nature
  • With scores of 1, 23, 3 in the Twenty series and a single-digit score of 2 in the second ODI, Dhawan's comeback post-injury has been far from ideal. Troubled by in-coming deliveries, twice Dhawan lost his wicket to pacer Sheldon Cottrell

Members of the Men in Blue are enjoying their tour to the Caribbean islands, as they look to seal a series victory in the ODI format in the same way they dominated the T20 series against the West Indies. After a rain-hit first game was called off and India picking a victory in the second game, the contest now heads into a decider in the third game, scheduled on 14 August. 

Men in Blue take a dip

Ahead of their next match, Indian cricketers along with some Caribbean cricketers were seen taking some time off the field to enjoy nature and company of fellow teammates. Opener Shikhar Dhawan and middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer took to social media to post a video of the players enjoying a swim in one of the 'open waters'. The players are seen making a splash, as they swing from the trees, launching themselves into the water. 

Here's the video posted by Shreyas Iyer on Instagram:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

You can’t tell me I ain’t fly!

A post shared by Shreyas Iyer (@shreyas41) on

 Left-hander Shikhar Dhawan posted a similar video on Instagram and captioned the photo expressing his happiness being around open air and nature. Here's his post:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Open water, the greenery and fresh air = bliss. 😄

A post shared by Shikhar Dhawan (@shikhardofficial) on

A string of low-scores for Shikhar Dhawan

With scores of 1, 23, 3 in the Twenty series and a single-digit score of 2 in the second ODI, Dhawan's comeback post-injury has been far from ideal. Troubled by in-coming deliveries, twice Dhawan lost his wicket to pacer Sheldon Cottrell. 

Since Dhawan is not part of the Test squad, the Delhi left-hander would like to finish the Caribbean assignment on a high. 

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India win rain-hit 2nd ODI against Windies 

Kohli anchored India's innings in Iyer's company after openers Dhawan and Rohit Sharma were dismissed cheaply.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the star for India with the ball in the last match with impressive figures of 4 for 31 from eight overs and the pacer would look to carry on his fine form in the coming matches of the tour.

Bhuvneshwar's pace colleague Mohammed Shami (2/39) and Kuldeep Yadav (2/59) also chipped in wickets but the left-arm spinner went for some runs and he would be hoping for better display in terms of economy rate.

Although teams don't prefer changing their winning combinations, Kohli might give Navdeep Saini a run in the last ODI by resting Shami. West Indies, on the other hand, would be desperate to save the series with a win.

But for that to happen, West Indies' batting unit will have to take more responsibility. It's time talents like Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran rise up to the occasion for West Indies cricket to thrive.

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