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NEW DELHI: Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan, who injured his left thumb all through the World Cup fit in opposition to Australia, will stay below observation for a week in England. The group control has also decided to not announce any alternative for the left-handed opener until the general overview on his harm.

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TOI has learnt that the general document on Dhawan's harm showed a hairline fracture.

"Team India opening batsman Mr Shikhar Dhawan is presently under the observation of the BCCI medical team. The team management has decided that Mr Dhawan will continue to be in England and his progress will be monitored," BCCI tweeted.

The group managements intention obviously is to take a look at and give Dhawan a chance to regain full fitness so that they do not lose his products and services. If Dhawan presentations signs of growth inside a week he's going to be eased again into the group when absolutely have compatibility. If no longer, Rishabh Pant flies out as his alternative.

Dhawan will pass over the game in opposition to New Zealand on Thursday and the marquee clash in opposition to Pakistan on Sunday. It continues to be seen if he regains fitness for the fit in opposition to Afghanistan on June 22.

Dhawan was the hero of India's win over Australia on Sunday with a knock of 117 off 109 balls. His injury-forced absence could be a massive blow for India given his stupendous document in ICC events.

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