Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of World Cup 2019 for three weeks

Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of World Cup 2019 for three weeks

Dhawan's World Cup was thrown into disarray owing to the thumb injury which he picked up in India's 36-run win over Australia on Sunday.

In what can be termed as a massive blow for Team India, Opener Shikar Dhawan has been ruled out the action for three weeks. KL Rahul could potentially move up the order to assume opening responsibilities alongside Rohit Sharma.

"Mr. Dhawan sustained an injury on the back of his left hand in the region between the index finger and thumb during the CWC 2019 league match against Australia", added BCCI. "He would probably want to show that he deserved to be in the team in the first place", Gavaskar told India Today when asked about his pick for a replacement if Dhawan is ruled out.

While he batted on, he did not take the field during the Australian chase on Sunday.

He had scored 2 magnificent hundreds in the 2015 World Cup organized in Australia and New Zealand as well. The injury comes as a big setback for India, as the southpaw, considered a big-game player, has an impeccable record in ICC tournaments.

The second scenario could get even more catastrophic if Dhawan doesn't heal soon enough.

".it has to be Rishabh Pant".

The report also suggests that Rishabh Pant or Shreyas Iyer could be called up as a replacement for Dhawan in the squad.

It isn't an ideal scenario but it is the only way to keep the door ajar on both a possible recovery and a timely replacement. The medical team immediately attended Dhawan after the first blow. "But if you try sometime you might find, you get what you need".

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