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NEW DELHI: In a significant blow to the Indian group, opener Shikhar Dhawan, on Tuesday was dominated out for about two to three weeks, in step with reports with a left thumb fracture. Dhawan, who was part of the playing XI all the way through India’s clash towards Australia, was hit by means of a bouncer in the first innings.

Dhawan then again endured to play with the harm and scored 117 off 109 balls in a successful cause.

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The left-hander didn't field at all all the way through Australia’s run chase and was observed in the dressing room with an ice-pack on his left thumb.

Scans on Monday printed a fracture. Shikhar hasn't travelled with the group to Nottingham where India play New Zealand on Thursday.

His harm is being assessed to decide exactly how long he'll be out of the sport for.

Reports additionally counsel that Dhawan has gone to Leeds in conjunction with group physio Patrick Farhat to look a recovery specialist to evaluate how long he'll be out of the sport for.

Since it's a big harm India will most likely be allowed a substitute player. According to reports Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer could be the front-runners as substitute gamers.

A BCCI supply informed PTI that Dhawan has sustained a fracture and it will take a month for him to fully get well. The World Cup, which started May 30, ends on July 14.

Speaking after the sport, the Dhawan had mentioned: "We are happy with the result as it was a great team effort. It's a great sign for our team and I'm happy with this man of the match award. We are very happy with the performance overall."

In the light of this new development, KL Rahul is more likely to open the innings with Rohit Sharma. The big question is who will bat for India at no.4 now? Will Vijay Shankar, India's designated no.4 before the tournament began, bat at no. 4 now or will or not it's the player who replaces Shikhar in the squad, if certainly a substitute player is distributed from India.

For the impending match towards New Zealand, India most likely should find a substitute from the existing squad.

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