Cricket World Cup 2019, India: Shikhar Dhawan dropped with injury


Shikhar Dhawan, the team-mate of India, is out of the World Cup due to a broken thumb.

The Cricket Control Council in India confirmed the diagnosis Wednesday night, ten days after suffering the injury against Australia.

"Shikhar Dhawan was diagnosed with a fracture of the first metacarpal in his left hand following a ball injury during the team's first game against Australia in the Oval on June 5, 2019," the BCCI said in a statement.

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"After several expert opinions, he will remain in the cast until mid-July and therefore will not be available for the rest of the World Cup."

India started the competition well, winning all three matches and dividing points with New Zealand.

A statement was made in a 36-race win against Australia, in which Dhawan starred in 117 rounds of 109 balls.

It was later revealed that the 33-year-old athlete was injured during the match by a delivery of Pat Cummins. He was replaced in XI by Vijay Shankar in India's last game against Pakistan.

Rishabh Pant, who is on standby, should replace Dhawan in the cast.


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