Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of ICC Cricket World Cup

Shikhar DhawanImage Courtesy: BCCI

Mr Shikhar Dhawan sustained a fracture of the base of the first metacarpal on his left hand following a ball impact injury during Indian Cricket Team’s second ICC World Cup match versus Australia at the Oval on 9th June 2019.

Following several specialist consultations, he has been advised to keep his hand in a cast until mid-July. The opening batsman will not be available for the remainder of the tournament.

An official request has been made to the ICC to consider Mr Rishabh Pant as Dhawan’s replacement.