Indian Batsmen Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 suffering from the thumb fracture during India vs Australia, here on Wednesday. Shikhar Dhawan got injured during the match of India vs Australia when Nathan Coulter-Nile hit the bouncer which hit the thumb of the left hand.
UPDATE- 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.
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Meanwhile, Indian Cricket Team have sent a request to the ICC for the inclusion of Rishabh Pant into the squad. Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan was rested for the matches but not ruled out from the tournament and Rishabh Panth was called in for the plan B. Likewise, after going through the Dhawan’s recovery of his fracture, BCCI has announced that Dhawan will not be the part of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Now Rishabh Panth might get included in India’s 15-Men squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as a replacement for Shikhar Dhawan. Still, there is no sight of Panth getting into the playing XI, despite him coming as a replacement for Dhawan.
Shikhar Dhawan during the match of India vs Australia scored a ton despite suffering from the fracture. Now, it will be interesting to see if Rishabh Panth will be included in Indian squad or not, or if gets included, then will he play for the team or not. All in all, the news is that the Gabbar is going back and babysitter may join the team as a replacement.