ICC World Cup 2019: Sanjay Bangar Provides An Update On Shikhar Dhawan
Though the Board of Control for Cricket in India has called a cover for Shikhar Dhawan, they still want to wait for the final confirmation. They would like to have him at least at the business end of the tournament, which is denying them to officially announce the replacement.
Shikhar Dhawan is currently with physio Patrick Farhat as Team India wants the opener to be fit before the business end of the tournament. A final call on his availability is likely to be taken by the Board of Control for Cricket in India on upcoming Tuesday.
As per a report in TOI, the team has already shortlisted Pant as the ideal replacement for Dhawan. The wicket-keeper batsman is expected to join the team in England on the eve of the New Zealand match but wouldn’t be a part of the team immediately. His inclusion would materialise only when Dhawan is completely ruled out of the World Cup.
10-12 days required – Sanjay Bangar
Speaking of the same, the batting coach Sanjay Bangar quoted that the final call on the stylish southpaw can be taken only after 10-12 days. They will assess him after the said time period.
“As far as Shikhar [Dhawan] is concerned, around the 10th or 12th day we’ll be able to assess,” Sanjay Bangar said ahead of the game against New
In his absence, KL Rahul is expected to share the responsibility of opening the innings with Rohit Sharma while another player from the squad takes the No. 4 spot in the batting line-up. Most probably, it would be Vijay Shankar, who won be named at number 4.
All in all, it remains to be see how the Indian team management would operate things for the upcoming clash against New Zealand. If it gets washed out, they should make a key change for the high-profile Pakistan clash.
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