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SportIndia's Dhawan ruled out of World Cup with fractured thumb

16:57  19 june  2019
16:57  19 june  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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After a commendable beginning of the World Cup 2019, Indian team is looking in trouble as a one of the key player and an opener Shikhar Dhawan likely to rule out of the tournament. In the match against Australia, Dhawan got hit on his thumb . The X-Ray shows that his thumb is fractured and

Dhawan Ruled Out Of WC With Fractured Thumb . HS News. India opener Shikhar Dhawan looks set to be sidelined for up to three weeks from the ICC World Cup 2019 for approximately owing to the thumb injury he sustained in the match against Australia on Sunday.

India's Dhawan ruled out of World Cup with fractured thumb© Reuters/Andrew Boyers FILE PHOTO: ICC Cricket World Cup - India v Australia

India's opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the rest of their World Cup campaign after fracturing his thumb earlier in the tournament, the country's cricket board (BCCI) said on Wednesday.

India's Dhawan ruled out of World Cup with fractured thumb
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Dhawan sustained the injury against Australia but continued to play on, scoring a match-winning century. However, he did not take the field for the second innings.

Assistant coach Sanjay Bangar had said last week that they would make a call on Dhawan's injury after he was rested against New Zealand and Pakistan but the BCCI said his hand would need to remain in a cast until the middle of July.

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(Reuters) – India ’ s opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the rest of their World Cup campaign after fracturing his thumb earlier in. FILE PHOTO: Cricket - ICC Cricket World Cup - India v Australia - The Oval, London, Britain - June 9, 2019 India ' s Shikhar Dhawan reacts after

Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the 2019 Cricket World Cup for 3 weeks with a fractured thumb . He had been hit on his left thumb during India ’ s match

"Shikhar Dhawan has been diagnosed with a fracture of the first metacarpal on his left hand following a ball impact injury during the team's first match versus Australia at the Oval on 5th June 2019," BCCI said in a statement.

"Following several specialist opinions, he will remain in a cast until the middle of July and therefore will not be available for the remainder of the World Cup."

Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, who was flown in as a cover and joined the team before Sunday's victory against Pakistan, is set to be named as Dhawan's replacement.

India play Afghanistan next on Saturday at The Rose Bowl.

(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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