- Shikhar Dhawan, who injured his left thumb, will remain under observation for a week in England
- Rishabh Pant is on stand by in case Dhawan shows no signs of improvement within a week
- Dhawan will miss the game against New Zealand on Thursday and the marquee clash against Pakistan on Sunday
New Delhi: Indian batsmanShikhar Dhawan, who injured his left thumb during the World Cup match against Australia, will remain under examination for a week in England. The team management has also decided not to announce any replacement for the left-handed opener.
TOI has learned the final report on Dhawan’s injury confirmed a hairline fracture.
“The team management has decided that Mr Dhawan will continue to be in England and his progress will be monitored,” BCCI tweeted.
The team managements aim to clear and try to give Dhawan a chance to regain full fitness so that they do not lose their services. If Dhawan shows signs of improvement within a week, he will get back into the team when fully fit. If not,Rishabh Pant
Dhawan will miss the game against New Zealand on Thursday and the marquee clash against Pakistan on Sunday. It remains to be seen if he regains fitness for the match against Afghanistan on June 22.
Dhawan was the hero of India’s win over Australia on Sunday with 109 not out. His injury-forced absence would be a massive blow for India given his stupendous record in ICC events.