Team India’s World Cup campaign suffers a major jolt as opener Shikhar Dhawan is ruled out of the tournament due to a thumb injury. Rishabh Pant has been brought in as a replacement of Shikhar Dhawan. The opener suffered a hairline fracture during his match-winning 117-run knock against Australia at The Oval on June 9.
KL Rahul had opened India’s innings with Rohit Sharma against Pakistan. Rahul was impressive in that match scoring 57 and sharing a record 136-run stand for the 1st wicket. India has had a great start to their World Cup campaign.
They have won against South Africa, Australia, and Pakistan while the game against New Zealand was washed out, With six centuries, Shikhar Dhawan is one of India’s most prized assets in ICC tournament. He has scored three tons each in Champions Trophy and in World Cup. Along with Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, Dhawan forms a formidable top-3.
Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of India’s #CWC19 campaign with a broken bone in his hand.
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