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Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of 2019 ICC World Cup

London | Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan is been ruled out form 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup for three weeks due to a thumb fracture.

Dhawan who scored a match-winning  117 of 109 balls suffered a thumb injury against Austalia after been hit by Nathan Counter-Nile in the Indian teams 2nd World Cup match. Dhawan after the match went through precautionary scans to determine the extent of the injury on his swollen left thumb.

The extent of the injury was such that Dhawan didn’t enter the field during Australia’s batting was replaced by Ravindra Jadeja.  After Dhawan’s injury, KL Rahul could be the next opening partner for Rohit Sharma.

Wicketkeeper Batsman Rishab Pant or Ajinkya Rahane could be the replacement for Dhawan however there is no official announcement regarding this. India plays its next World Cup match against New Zealand on 12th June.

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