LONDON – Shikhar Dhawan’s World Cup has come to finish halfway by way of India’s marketing campaign. The opening batsman suffered a hairline fracture to his left thumb throughout his century in opposition to Australia on June 9 and hasn’t recovered properly sufficient to play the event. Rishabh Pant, who was rushed in as a canopy by the BCCI on June 11, two days after Dhawan suffered the blow, and educated with the Indian squad in Manchester forward of the Pakistan match, shall be Dhawan’s alternative. Dhawan was current in Southampton at the moment in the course of the Indian coaching session, together with his left hand wrapped in bandage. In response to the BCCI, Dhawan’s hand is predicted to be in forged past the World Cup, which ends on July 14. Talking at a media briefing, India crew supervisor Sunil Subramaniam learn from a observe: “Shikhar has a fracture on the base of his first metacarpal on his left hand. Following a number of specialist opinions, he’ll stay in a forged till July, mid-July, which guidelines him out of the ICC World Cup 2019. We’ve requested for a alternative, we’ve written to ICC and requested for Rishabh Pant as alternative.”
It was an unlucky blow for Dhawan, and the crew, contemplating it was solely their second group match after successful the opening fixture in opposition to South Africa. The damage happened whereas Dhawan was hit in his gloves by a brief Pat Cummins supply. Dhawan carried on batting and scored a century, which earned him the Man of the Match award as India received by 36 runs. Nonetheless, he didn’t area in the course of the Australia innings.