2019 World Cup: Injury Scare for Shikhar Dhawan Ahead of Warm-up Game Against New Zealand
From the fun drill to the serious net session, Team India is bracing up for the ICC World Cup 2019. On the eve of their first warm-up match against New Zealand, the Men in Blue were hit by Dhawan’s injury scare who received a blow on his helmet.
Meanwhile, Vijay Shankar has faced an injury scare too after he got hit on his hand. Subsequently, the team physio Patrick Farhart attended him.
Meanwhile, India will wrestle with Kane Williamson-led Kiwis in the warm-up fixture at the Kennington Oval in London on Saturday (May 25) at 3:00 PM IST.
In their second warm-up match, the second-ranked ODI teams will face-off neighbouring country Bangladesh on May 28.
Earlier, India has landed in the United Kingdom on Wednesday (May 22) in a bid to set their sights on the third World Cup. With Kohli leading India for the first time at the World Cup, Team India had their first-ever practice at The Kia Oval.
Unfortunately, it didn’t go well for the prominent opening batsman Dhawan. He got hit by delivery on the helmet while practising in the nets.
The incident happened when Dhawan was taken throwdowns from batting coach Sanjay Bangar. But one of the deliveries hurled at the southpaw after pitching which eventually struck his helmet.
Thus, his practice session was cut short after Kohli started off the proceedings.
Eventually, Dhawan, who got hit around his jaw and the lips before physio Farhart rushed at the nets to attend the southpaw.
Dhawan, who writhed in pain, walked off the ground while beaming a wry smile. As of now, the report regarding the extent of his injury is yet to be ascertained.
Meanwhile, Dhawan holds a key place in the Indian batting line-up. He subsequently has a brilliant track record in England. And while going by his regard in the ICC’s mega-events in English conditions.
In 17 matches, Dhawan averages staggering 65.07. He has amassed 976 runs. So much so, he has three tons and four half-centuries to his name in England.
The 33-year-old batsman has featured in eight World Cup games in 2015. He has amassed 412 runs at an average of 51.50. Besides, he has slammed two hundreds and a fifty to his name while scoring runs at the strike-rate of 91.76.
Team India’s practice session:
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