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Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of World Cup for three weeks

Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of World Cup for three weeks

This comes as a major blow for the team, as he is in a fine form and always a go-to batsman for the Indian team in the ICC events.

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan is set to be under observations, said BCCI.

Dhawan was hit on the hand by a rising delivery from Nathan Coulter-Nile on Sunday and suffered a suspected hairline fracture on his thumb. However, he didn't take the field due to pain and Ravindra Jadeja fielded in his place for the entire 50 overs.

Dhawan, one of the most sought after opening batsmen of Team India, suffered the thumb injury during the game against Australia. The "Man of the match" from the previous encounter against Australia, Dhawan has 6 hundreds in the tournaments organized by World Cricket's apex body. ESPNcricinfo understands that Dhawan - who scored a century in the last match, against Australia - has gone to Leeds to undergo scans, and a final word on the status of the injury is likely to emerge later today. And that replacement is going to be Pant. Consequently, no replacements would be called for now. Dhawan will not be able to play India's upcoming matches against New Zealand, Pakistan and Afghanistan. "KL Rahul to open and Pant at number 4.", Pietersen tweeted.

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Team India have played the first two games with the same playing eleven and have won both of them.

Cricket analysts are of the opinion that K.L. Rahul will now be the opening partner of Rohit Sharma with Dinesh Karthick and Vijay Shankar bolstering up the middle order.

The team managements aim clearly is to try and give Dhawan a chance to regain full fitness so that they don't lose his services.


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