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Shikhar Dhawan out of World Cup due to injury

June 12, 2019

Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan may not be part of the 2019 World Cup squad for at least three weeks due to a fractured thumb.

The star opener of the team was hit twice on his hand while batting against Australia on 9 June and suffered injuries that may keep him out of action for the next few weeks and he may miss crucial matches.

Shikhar Dhawan will remain under observation for a week in England for the time being.

"Team India opening batsman Mr Shikhar Dhawan is presently under the observation of the BCCI medical team. The team management has decided that Mr Dhawan will continue to be in England and his progress will be monitored. #TeamIndia," tweeted BCCI

Shikhar Dhawan had scored a superb 117 runs of 109 balls in the match against Australia and helped the team win even though he was in pain.

India is to face New Zealand on Thursday and the team will now have to pair opening batsman Rohit Sharma with another partner. Team India has Rishabh Pant and Ambati Rayudu as the reserves for the World Cup 2019.

However, the team management has decided to make a decision about the replacement after a final assessment of Dhawan's injury.

Shikhar Dhawan's fans shared their disappointment on social media.

Actress Nimrat Kaur‏ tweeted, Bummed about #ShikharDhawan's exclusion for 3 weeks...the upcoming games won't be the same without him. Wishing him a speedy, solid recovery and praying he's back with a bang super soon !! #TeamIndia

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