ICC World Cup 2019: Rishabh Pant Flying To England To Be The Cover For Shikhar Dhawan – BCCI
Well, here comes the news from the Indian cricket team. They have asked the stylish southpaw Rishabh Pant to get his flight to England in order to join the team as a cover for the injured-Shikhar Dhawan. However, he is just a cover until the official announcement comes out regarding Dhawan.
Dhawan had sustained the injury on Sunday but went on to score a match-winning 117 against Australia. He had gone for a scan on Monday and the report reveals he has a fracture. Shikhar Dhawan will not be able to play India’s upcoming matches against New Zealand, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The injury comes at a crucial time as Dhawan recently slammed a century against Australia in Men in Blue’s 2nd match of the tournament. Dhawan will not be featuring in the next match of the ICC World Cup 2019 against New Zealand on June 11 (Thursday).
Shikhar Dhawan is under the observation – BCCI
There have been several reports over the status of Pant’s inclusion in the India squad after Dhawan was ruled out of the New Zealand clash on Thursday.
PTI has now quoted an unnamed BCCI official as confirming that Pant, who was initially ignored from the world cup squad, will be a cover for Dhawan.
“Team India opening batsman Mr Shikhar Dhawan is presently under the observation of the BCCI medical team. The team management has decided that Mr Dhawan will continue to be in England and his progress will be monitored,” said BCCI in a media release.
He sustained an injury on the back of his thumb:
Shikhar Dhawan was given a one week time to get back to the normal in order to stay with the team. However, the doctors have confirmed that it would take at least three weeks to get back to normal. Despite that, they considered 1-week rest, as Dhawan plays a major role in the Indian side.
“Mr Dhawan sustained an injury on the back of his left hand in the region between the index finger and thumb during the CWC 2019 league match against Australia,” added BCCI.
Surely, this would be a big blow for the Indian team. A lot of chances of the Indian team depends on the top three batsmen. With Shikhar Dhawan being away from the clash, the burden will be on Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma to look after the runs in the upcoming games.
With KL Rahul in the squad, India got the third opener. But, this would make the management search for the number 4 batsman once again. Most Probably, KL Rahul would open the innings while Vijay Shankar would bat at the number 4 position.
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