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Shikhar Dhawan out of Cricket World Cup 2019 with thumb fracture, Rishabh Pant to replace him

In a major blow to Team India, opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the Cricket World Cup 2019 after failing to recover from the thumb fracture sustained against Australia earlier in the tournament. Dhawan was diagnosed with a fracture of the first metacarpal on his left hand after he was hit by a ball from Pat Cummins during his century at The Oval on June 9 with the team management declaring that he was out of action for at least three weeks.

The BCCI on Wednesday confirmed that several specialists have confirmed that Dhawan’s left hand thumb will remain in a cast until the middle of July and therefore the southpaw will not be able to play for India in the remaining World Cup matches.

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