ICC World Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan to remain in England under medical observation, clears BCCI

Putting all speculations to rest, BCCI confirmed that Shikhar Dhawan will stay in England under medical observation
Players,ICC World Cup 2019,Shikhar Dhawan,Rishabh PantDhawan was hit by a boucner from Pat Cummins
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After a lot of deliberations, Indian team management on Tuesday evening confirmed that injured Shikhar Dhawan will remain under medical observation till further clarification. The reports earlier suggested that Rishabh Pant will replace the southpaw, however, Board of Control for Cricket in India stated in a statement that Dhawan will stay in England with the team.

"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. #TeamIndia" The official handle of BCCI tweeted.

Amid India's heroic win against Australia on Sunday, Dhawan was hit by a bouncer from Pat Cummins. The left-handed batsman though continued to bat after the blow on thumb, scoring a superb hundred. This 117 runs largely helped India to run away with a comprehensive win and bag two points from the match. Though injury on thumb made Dhawan sit out of the field.

This morning reports claimed that the injury is severe and he has been ruled out for at least three weeks. Although BCCI cleared that Dhawan won't be travelling back to India, it's almost confirm that he can't play India's next few fixtures. In his absence, Kl Rahul is likely to open the innings for India.   

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