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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Hit on thumb, Indian opener likely to miss next two fixtures

By Parul Raina

India’s opener Shikhar Dhawan is likely to miss India’s next couple of 2019 ICC World Cup games, including the meeting against New Zealand on Thursday. Dhawan sustained a finger injury while batting during the game against Australia at The Oval on Sunday. Dhawan will undergo safety scans on Tuesday to decide the extent of the injury on his swollen left thumb.

Dhawan didn’t take the field due to the injury and Ravindra Jadeja fielded in his place for the entire 50 overs.

Dhawan-Rohit partnership critical for India

During Australia fixture, Dhawan brought up  16th 100-run stand with his opening partner Rohit Sharma, sitting only next to the legendary opening duo of Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar who had 21 century partnerships.

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India team will hope that it’s not a fracture but only a little swelling that should subside in the next few days.

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