Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of World Cup 2019 for three weeks due to thumb injury

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Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the 2019 World Cup tournament for three weeks due to a thumb fracture.

Dhawan who scored 117 off 109 balls against Australia in India’s previous match had been hit on his left thumb during the match. He didn’t take the field due to the injury and Ravindra Jadeja fielded in his place.

Dhawan is being assessed by Patrick Farhart and specialists are being consulted to get a clear idea on his availability.

Due to the injury, Dhawan will not be able to play India’s upcoming matches against New Zealand, Pakistan, Afghanistan, West Indies and England – which are all scheduled to be played in June.

With Dhawan being ruled out with an injury, India will be forced to change Rohit Sharma’s opening partner.

India has so far seen comfortable win over South Africa and Australia. The next match will be with New Zealand on Thursday before a clash against Pakistan on Sunday.