Virat Kohli provides an replace on Shikhar Dhawan’s thumb harm after New Zealand wash out


Dhawan was hit by a Pat Cummins supply within the match towards Australia.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Picture by Henry Browne/Getty Photographs)

India have made a stable begin to their marketing campaign in World Cup 2019 by beating South Africa and Australia within the first two video games. Their third match towards New Zealand at Trent Bridge on Thursday was deserted due to heavy rain and that leaves Virat Kohli’s males with 5 factors from three video games. The Males in Blue now play arch-rivals Pakistan at Outdated Trafford on Sunday in what’s more likely to be an explosive affair.

India have by no means misplaced a match towards Pakistan in World Cup though their final encounter with Pakistan in England within the last of the Champions Trophy had gone horribly flawed. Virat Kohli‘s plans have additionally been hit resulting from ace opener Shikhar Dhawan’s thumb harm. The southpaw fractured his thumb after being hit by a Pat Cummins bouncer within the match towards Australia on the Oval final Sunday and has been dominated out for just a few weeks.

Dhawan went on to attain a match-winning century in that contest and his exit has left the workforce administration beneath a contemporary problem. On Thursday, Kohli confirmed Dhawan’s health standing saying that his thumb might be in plaster for a few weeks and he’s set to overlook the following few league matches. The 33-year-old was one ton in need of equalling the report of seven a whole lot scored by Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly in ICC tournaments when catastrophe struck.

We needed to maintain him again

India have referred to as up Rishabh Pant as Dhawan’s cowl despite the fact that the latter has additionally been stored with the facet and his restoration being monitored.

“Shikhar might be in a plaster for a few weeks, we’ll assess and see. Hopefully he’ll be accessible for the later half and the semi-finals. He’s motivated, we needed to maintain him again,” Kohli mentioned after the sport towards the Black Caps was washed out at Trent Bridge.

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The wash-out leaves each groups with some extent every. 4 of the final seven matches within the World Cup have been washed out which makes it an version with the utmost incomplete video games.

India are actually ranked third within the factors desk whereas New Zealand sit on the prime with seven factors from 4 matches. Each these groups are unbeaten to date.