Dhawan sustains hand injury, set to miss minimum three games

Updated: few hours ago

Nottingham, Jun 11 (PTI) In-form senior India opener Shikhar Dhawan was Tuesday ruled out of at least three World Cup matches after sustaining a hairline fracture on his left hand.

While it is blow to the team ahead of India's third game against New Zealand, the good news is there is a chance that he will recover and therefore, the team management has not sought for any replacement.

"Team India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan is presently under the observation of the BCCI medical team. The team management has decided that Dhawan will continue to be in England and his progress will be monitored," Indian team media manager Moulin Parikh posted on official Whats App group.

While earlier it was learnt that Dhwan had suffered a thumb fracture, it has been clarified that the injury is on the back of his left hand.