India are fairing pretty well in the on-going ICC World Cup 2019 tournament, as they have comfortably won both of their fixtures against South Africa and Australia. But, the Man of the Match against Australia, Shikhar Dhawan has sustained an injury which ruled him out of the World Cup.
Team India kick-started their world cup campaign with a win against South Africa by 6 wickets, thanks to Rohit Sharma’s unbeatable century.
In the next game, against Australia, India started their innings pretty well as both the openers constructed a 100-run partnership for first wicket.
Shikhar Dhawan scored a brilliant century in the match helping India to set the highest total against Australia in world cup by any team and was rewarded with the Man of the Match award.
Dhawan fiercely took the Australian bowlers’ attack and powered his way towards a well-constructed century, but he played through pain after being hit on the thumb by a rising delivery from pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile.
He looked in considerable pain but carried on to score 117 off 109 balls to set up a 36-run win for India against Australia. However, Dhawan didn’t take the field due to the injury and Ravindra Jadeja fielded in his place for the entire 50 overs.
Now, the reports are emerging that the hero of India’s win over Australia in the World Cup on Sunday, has been ruled out of the World Cup for three weeks, following a thumb fracture.
This is a big blow to team India as their in-form and highly dependable opener has to be replace for further World Cup fixtures for three weeks.
We wish Shikhar Dhawan a speedy recovery from his injury and it is expected that KL Rahul will open the Indian innings along with Rohit Sharma. According to sources, Shikhar Dhawan’s possible replacement in England could either be Shreyas Iyer or Rishabh Pant.
Dinesh Karthik or Vijay Shankar might be included in the middle order as KL Rahul will be most-likely to open the innings with Rohit Sharma.
Team India are considered among the favourites to lift the ICC World Cup 2019 trophy and they have succeeded to live upto the expectations after winning their first two world cup fixtures.