Indian National Cricket Team have had a great start to their ICC World Cup 2019 winning the first two games beating South Africa and Australia. However, they received a massive blow with their star opener Shikhar Dhawan ruled out for the next three weeks with a finger injury.

Meanwhile, the India opener copped up a blow on the finger off a rising delivery from Nathan Coulter-Nile while batting. Although he looked in significant pain, Dhawan amassed 117 runs off 109 balls as the Men in Blues posted 352 runs in their 50 overs. However, Shikhar Dhawan didn’t return on the field in the second innings as Ravindra Jadeja fielded the entire 50 overs.

Shikhar Dhawan injured his thumb during India vs Australia match. (Reuters Photo)
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The Delhi cricketer underwent scans earlier today, and the reports suggest that he has a fracture on his finger. Shikhar Dhawan will, therefore, not be able to play India’s upcoming matches against New Zealand, Pakistan, Afghanistan, West Indies and England – all these matches are scheduled to be played in June. Dhawan is a crucial component in this line-up, especially considering his love affair with the ICC events. He also has three World Cup centuries to his name including the century against Australia.

Meanwhile, KL Rahul is most likely to open with Rohit Sharma with Dinesh Karthik or Vijay Shankar likely to slot in the middle order. However, BCCI is yet to name a replacement for the injured Dhawan. Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer are among the probables to replace injured Shikhar Dhawan.

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