Shikhar Dhawan Ruled out of World Cup for next 3 weeks | Will he be able to play or will India push for Rishab Pant or Rayudu?

Shikhar Dhawan

The Hush Post|2:07 pm|one-minute-read|

Shikhar Dhawan is out for the next three weeks of the cricket World Cup. He has been ruled out for at least three weeks if not less due to thumb fracture. The team suffered a major blow as Shikhar was in-form and had just scored a century in the last match against Australia in the World Cup 2019.

Shikhar played 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.

Later, when India fielded, Shikhar 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 here in which the fracture came to light.

Designated standbys Rishabh Pant and Ambati Rayudu are in contention to replace Dhawan in case he is completely ruled out of the event.

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

Dhawan had played in 130 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) for India, scoring over 5,480 runs at an average over 44.

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