Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the World Cup 2019 with a fractured thumb for a period of 3 weeks. It’s a huge blow for the Indian cricket team as well as fans. He had been hit on his left thumb during India’s match against defending champions Australia at The Oval on Sunday. Dhawan will not be featuring in the next match of the ICC World Cup 2019 against New Zealand on June 13.
Dhawan had continued playing even after the damage on Sunday and proceeded to score a match-winning 117 against Australia. He had gone for a checkup on Monday and the report uncovers he has a fracture in his thumb.
Shikhar Dhawan will thusly, not have the option to play India's up and coming matches against New Zealand, Pakistan, Afghanistan, West Indies, and England - every one of these matches is planned to be played in June.
Shikhar Dhawan is a key player for India in ICC competitions where he has 6 hundred. In the 2015 World Cup, Dhawan had scored 2 hundred.
In 2019, after a poor begin against South Africa, Dhawan crushed 117 to set up a 36-run win for India.
In this situation, KL Rahul is most likely to open with Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik or Vijay Shankar likely to come in the middle order.
As indicated by sources, it is found out Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant will be called up if India do name a substitution. It isn't yet known whether Dhawan will remain on in England after his output reports came in.