After thumb injury, Shikhar Dhawan to be under observation: BCCI

After thumb injury, Shikhar Dhawan to be under observation: BCCI

One option is for KL Rahul to be pushed up the order to partner Rohit Sharma, and a middle-order batsman to slot into the XI.

If the opener is ruled out for three weeks, he will not be a part of the squad in matches against New Zealand, Pakistan, Afghanistan, West Indies, England and Bangladesh. In the 2015 World Cup, Dhawan had scored 2 hundreds.

Dhawan injured his left thumb while playing a delivery from Nathan Coulter-Nile in India's match against Australia on June 9.

While he batted on, he did not take the field during the Australian chase on Sunday.

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The TOI reports therefore, said, "Once all the details on Dhawan's injury are out, the team management will put out an official request for replacement". India's next match is against New Zealand on Thursday, June 13 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

He batting bearing the pain and went through a scan later on to determine the extent of injury.

Dhawan became the third opening batsman after Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly to score at least three centuries in the World Cup. Dhawan is not only in good form at the moment but has also a fantastic track record in the ICC tournaments. "He would probably want to show that he deserved to be in the team in the first place", Gavaskar told India Today when asked about his pick for a replacement if Dhawan is ruled out.

Dhawan's possible replacement in the World Cup might be Shreyas Iyer or Rishabh Pant. If there is any name doing the rounds, it is Rishabh Pant. The medical team immediately attended Dhawan after the first blow.

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