In a major blow to Team India, the talented left hand opener Shikhar Dhawan had sorry end to his ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign as he has been ruled out from rest of the tournament.
“Shikhar Dhawan has been diagnosed with a fracture of the first metacarpal on his left hand following a ball impact injury during the team’s first match versus Australia at the Oval on 5th June 2019,” BCCI Statement said.
“Following several specialist opinions, he will remain in a cast until the middle of July and therefore will not be available for the remainder of Cricket World Cup 2019,” it added.
As per reports Dhawan’s hand will remain in a cast until mid-July after being diagnosed with a fracture of the first metacarpal on his left hand. Meanwhile Rishabh Pant is named as his replacement in India’s squad with Team India already having sent a request to the ICC for inclusion of Rishabh Pant into the squad.