Shikhar Dhawan ruled out for 3 weeks

Shikhar Dhawan ruled out for 3 weeks


Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the ongoing World Cup 2019 for three weeks due to a thumb fracture. Dhawan was the hero of India's win over Australia on Sunday with a knock of 117 off 109 balls. He played through pain after being hit on his left thumb by a rising delivery from pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile.

Shikhar Dhawan didn't take the field due to the injury during the clash against Australia and Ravindra Jadeja fielded in his place for the entire 50 overs. He underwent scans in which the fracture came to light.

With Dhawan being ruled out with an injury, India will be forced to change Rohit Sharma's opening partner when they face New Zealand at the Trent Bridge, Nottingham, on Thursday.

Dhawan is being assessed by Patrick Farhart and specialists are being consulted right now to get a clear idea on his availability.