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Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of World Cup

June 19, 2019 | 17:41 IST | Sports |

The Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan who suffered a fractured during the match against Australia is now ruled out of the World Cup and will be replaced by Rishabh Pant.

Dhawan was iniitially ruled out for two to three Indian matches but unfortunately has failed to show any signs of improvement and now will be replaced by the wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant.

“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. 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 World Cup 2019.” the BCCI said in a statement.

Rishabh Pant has already reached England as a cover for Dhawan before the match against Pakistan and was seen training alongside MS Dhoni.

India will play their next match on Saturday against Afghanistan.