Shikhar Dhawan has been out of the 2019 Cricket World Cup with a fractured thumb. Shikhar had been hit on his left thumb during India’s match against defending champions Australia at The Oval on Sunday.
Dhawan had continued the injury on Sunday but went on to score a match-winning 117 against Australia. He had gone for a scan on Monday and the statement reveals he has a fracture.
The occurrence arose in the ninth of the India Innings when Pat Cummins delivery a short which stuck Dhawan on the thumb, before the ball hitting his shoulder and helmet grille. He was appeared to by team physio Patrick Farhart later in the over. The left-handler was on 24 off 26 ball then and ended with 117 off 109 balls. his batting was pivotal in india triumph a 352 in total on score board.
The muscular guy Shikhar Dhawan will consequently, not be able to play India’s upcoming any of the matches against New Zealand, Pakistan, Afghanistan, West Indies and England – and all these matches are programmed to be played in this June.
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 alone.
Shikhar Dhawan was named man-of-the-match for his sterling innings against Australia but his injury is a headache to India and Indian fans who are hot favorites to win the World Cup this year.
In this scenario, KL Rahul is most likely to open with Rohit Sharma with Dinesh Karthik or Rishabh Pant likely to slot in the middle order.