Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out World Cup for 3 weeks because of his injured thumb while he was playing Against Australia.
Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the 2019 Cricket World Cup for 3 weeks because of a fractured thumb. He had been hit on his left thumb during India’s match against defending champions Australia at The Oval last Sunday.
He was able to had sustained the injury on Sunday but went on to score a match-winning 117 against Australia. He was awarded as Man of the match for scoring 117 against Australia.
He had gone for a scan on Monday and the report reveals he has a fracture.
Shikhar Dhawan will therefore, not be able to play India’s upcoming matches against New Zealand-Tomorrow , Pakistan, Afghanistan, West Indies and England – all these matches are scheduled to be played in June. He won’t be there when we need him the most against India-Pakistan this weekend.
Shikhar Dhawan is a key player for India in ICC tournaments where he has 6 hundreds. In the 2015 World Cup, Dhawan had scored 2 hundreds.
In this scenario, KL Rahul is most likely to open with Rohit Sharma with Dinesh Karthik or Vijay Shankar likely to slot in the middle order.