ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Former Australia batsman Mike Hussey says Shikhar Dhawan's ouster won't derail India's campaign

Former Australia batsman Mike Hussey backs the 'depth' in India's squad to cover for Shikhar Dhawan's ouster from the World Cup.

Press Trust of India, Jun 20, 2019 14:30:01 IST

Birmingham: Former Australian batsman Mike Hussey has described Shikhar Dhawan's ouster from the World Cup due to a thumb injury as a 'big loss' but said it won't derail India's campaign at the showpiece event.

"I do think it's a big loss but I don't think it will derail India's campaign. I think they have got enough depth to cover Shikhar Dhawan," Hussey said in an ESPNcricinfo show.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Former Australia batsman Mike Hussey says Shikhar Dhawans ouster wont derail Indias campaign

Shikhar Dhawan was hit on the thumb against Australia during ICC World Cup 2019. Reuters

Dhawan was ruled out of the World Cup on Wednesday after failing to make enough recovery in a fresh assessment of his thumb fracture. He was replaced by young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant.

The 33-year-old, who was initially ruled out of three games — against Pakistan (16 June), Afghanistan (22 June) and the West Indies (27 June), had picked up the injury after he was hit by a Pat Cummins' delivery during his 109-ball match-winning innings of 117 against Australia.

India are currently at the fourth spot with seven points from four games. Virat Kohli's team will next face Afghanistan on Saturday at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

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Updated Date: Jun 20, 2019 14:30:01 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254