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Thumb strain all but takes Dhawan out of WC

DNMUM437584 | 6/12/2019 | Author : Chander Shekhar Luthra | WC :527 | Sports



Team India’s man-of-the-match against Australia, Shikhar Dhawan, is all but out of the ongoing 2019 World Cup campaign after suffering a hairline fracture on his left thumb on Sunday.
This massive jolt has not shaken just the team’s dressing room but has also sent an SOS to the senior selection committee to look for a quick replacement to reach England in time for the next game against New Zealand on June 13 (Thursday).
Dhawan is currently being assessed by the team’s physiotherapist Patrick Farhart, and other specialists are being consulted to evaluate his fitness.
“The initial information that has reached us is that Shikhar is out for two to three weeks,” a BCCI insider told DNA. “The status of injury is likely to eme
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After a stupendous outing in IPL’s 2018 edition, Rayudu was a sure-shot choice for the Asia Cup. He looked like Kohli’s first choice for the World Cup squad until the home series against West Indies last October. His patchy form with just half-century to his credit was the reason the five Indian selectors ignored him for the English summer.
He replaced by all-rounder Vijay Shankar, who made his one-day debut only earlier this year versus Australia. Rayudu will be keen to make amends if given the opportunity.
Pant will be included only if skipper Kohli wants an X-factor to psyche out opponents. His fearless attitude while batting creates fear in the minds of opponents all over the world.
The contenders
Rishabh Pant, wicket-keeper and batsman, could be included for his X-factor to psyche out opponents
Ambati Rayudu could strengthen the middle-order battling. He was omitted from the squad on account of form slump




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