Virat Kohli's men will look to complete a 3-0 whitewash over England at Kolkata    IANS
Virat Kohli’s men will look to complete a 3-0 whitewash over England at Kolkata IANS

Kolkata: The India and England cricket teams buses were stranded for almost one and a half hours en route to the team hotel from the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport here on Friday. A traffic snarl at Maa flyover on the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass due to the Bengal Global Business Summit was the reason for the team buses getting delayed. Both the teams are staying at the Taj Bengal hotel. India play England in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. The Virat Kohli-led side have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Meanwhile, the Eden pitch is likely to be bereft of any grass, allowing batsmen to score heavily. It was learnt that Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly had asked curator Sujan Mukherjee to remove any layer of grass on the pitch. Out-of-form India opener Shikhar Dhawan on Friday checked into a private hospital after landing in the city for the third and final ODI against England at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. Dhawan, who scored 1 and 11 in the two ODIs in Pune and Cuttack respectively, is going through a lean patch with the bat. He headed to Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals after reaching the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport.

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We cannot confirm the extent of his injury or whether it is just a routine check up right now. But he was here, a hospital official said. If Dhawan is unavailable, we could see Ajinkya Rahane get his first game of the series.