Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the ongoing World Cup. Shikhar has been replaced by young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant after failing to recover from his thumb injury. Dhawan, 33, picked up the injury on his left thumb during the June 9 clash against Australia. Dhawan was initially ruled out of three games - against Pakistan (June 16), Afghanistan (June 22) and the West Indies (June 27). 'Shikhar Dhawan has fractured the base of the metacarpal (bone) of his left hand. His hand will remain in cast till mid July which rules him out of the ICC 2019 World Cup. We have written to the ICC requesting Rishabh Pant as replacement,' team's administrative manager Sunil Subramanium told mediapersons.
Published On: Jun 19, 2019