ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of tournament for three weeks with fractured thumb

Dhawan's absence means KL Rahul will most likely open against New Zealand (13 June) and all-rounder Vijay Shankar may get a look-in at No 4.

FirstCricket Staff, Jun 11, 2019 13:50:46 IST

India's World Cup campaign received a major jolt on Tuesday with in-form opener Shikhar Dhawan being ruled out of action for three weeks. According to a report in India Today, Dhawan, who scored a sublime ton against Australia in India's 36-run win on Sunday (9 June) was hit on his left thumb during his innings against Australia, but continued to bat.

Shikhar Dhawan was hit on the thumb against Australia hit on the thumb by a rising delivery. Reuters

Shikhar Dhawan was hit on the thumb against Australia hit on the thumb by a rising delivery. Reuters

The incident occurred in the ninth over of Indian innings when a short delivery from Pat Cummins stuck Dhawan on the thumb, before hitting his shoulder and helmet grille. He was attended to by team physio Patrick Farhart later in the over. The left-hander was on 24 off 26 balls then, and finished with 117 off 109 balls. His innings was pivotal in India reaching a 350-plus total.

Dhawan didn't take the field during Australia's run chase, and was seen nursing his thumb with an ice-pack. Ravindra Jadeja took the field in his place.

Dhawan's absence means KL Rahul will most likely open against New Zealand on 13 June and all-rounder Vijay Shankar may get a look-in at No 4. Dhawan will also miss India’s matches against Pakistan, Afghanistan, West Indies and England, all of which are scheduled to be played in June.

The 33-year-old has been India's key player in ICC tournaments where he has six hundreds to his name.

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Updated Date: Jun 11, 2019 13:50:46 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
Australia 5 4 1 0 8
New Zealand 4 3 0 1 7
India 4 3 0 1 7
England 4 3 1 0 6
Bangladesh 5 2 2 1 5
Sri Lanka 5 1 2 2 4
West Indies 5 1 3 1 3
South Africa 5 1 3 1 3
Pakistan 5 1 3 1 3
Afghanistan 4 0 4 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 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
6 Pakistan 4107 93
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