Shikhar Dhawan failed to recover from injury. He ruled out of the ICC cricket world cup 2019. Shikhar injured during India versus Australia Match. In this match, Dhawan scored a century and won the player of the match. Shikhar Dhawan could not play against Pakistan. Now BCCI official said that he has been out form world cup 2019.
India’s team manager, Sunil Subramaniam said,
“Following several specialist opinions, he’ll be in a cast till mid-July and is ruled out of the World Cup. Dhawan’s fracture is at the base of the first metacarpal on his left hand. We’ve requested for Rishabh Pant as a replacement.”
Rishabh pant replaces him in the squad. Pant already join the team India squad as the cover of Shikhar Dhawan. Now he replaces Shikhar Dhawan in the team.
Team India will play against Afghanistan in their next game of world cup 2019 on June 22 after that India will face West Indies and England on June 27 and June 30 respectively.
Team India has played 4 matches so far in the world cup 2019 and won three matches out of them. they are at 4th positions in the points table with 7 points.
Bhuvenshwar Kumar also injured during India versus Pakistan match. He bowled on 2.4 overs after that he out due to a hamstring injury. He will not be available for the next game for India. But, Bhuvi will return against England’s game.
In the Absence of Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul opens the inning with Rohit Sharma. In the last match against Pakistan, both added 100+ runs for the first wicket. Rohit scored a century while KL Rahul scored a half-century.
Wicket-keeper Batsman Rishabh pant has played 16 ODI matches so far for India and made 488 runs at an average of 37.53. He played his last ODI during India versus Australia series this year. He will play at number four for team India.
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 #CWC19
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 19, 2019