BCCI seeks no replacement for Shikhar Dhawan

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Shikhar Dhawan replacement – The Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan continues to stay with the Indian team in England as BCCI assesses his situation and doesn’t want any player to replace him for the time being.

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India received its major scare when a BCCI statement stated that Shikhar Dhawan who was injured by a rising bouncer from Pat Cummins has been rested for 3 weeks and will undergo assessment. A major furore that made the cricketing fraternity in India go gaga over was the need for replacement and BCCI mulling over several names including that of Rishabh Pant. But the speculations were put to rest in an evening statement released by BCCI which said that he would remain with the team and undergo treatment in England.

Shikhar Dhawan replacement

“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,” the BCCI statement wrote.

“Mr. Dhawan sustained an injury on the back of his left hand in the region between the index finger and thumb during the CWC 2019 league match against Australia,” the statement added.

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The Indian team physio Patrick Farhart and Dhawan himself updated captain Virat Kohli, head coach Ravi Shastri, batting coach Sanjay Bangar and bowling coach Bharat Arun about the situation, following which the decision to keep him with the team was taken. There is no information yet on how long Dhawan’s recovery might take.

Shikhar Dhawan replacement

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Shikhar Dhawan received a blow to his left thumb while batting against Australia when a rising bouncer from Pat Cummins hit him on the thumb. The blow was painful as he immediately sought the help of Indian physio Patrick Farhat. However, it did not deter him from scoring his second century at The Oval which he considers a homecoming. He did not take the field in the second innings and was seen holding an ice pack on the injured thumb later in the day.

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The evening statement shut down any rumor that he would be replaced with BCCI confirming that he will stay with the Indian World Cup Team in England and will undergo treatment under the careful watch of the team Physio. The Opener was in Leeds the other day to undergo scans on his left thumb.

Shikhar Dhawan replacement

Shikhar Dhawan Injury means that the team might have to undergo rejig and what was supposed to be a perfect XI will now have to be changed. With him out, KL Rahul who was earlier picked as a reserved opener will open the innings and will be promoted from his number four to the opening slot.

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The Indian team might want to play MS Dhoni at number four and bring in a proper batsman in Dinesh Karthik at number five which gives the batting line-up stability against the all-seam attack of New Zealand. Vijay Shankar who was earlier touted as the number four might have to wait for another day.

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