HomeUncategorizedPant in as injured Dhawan ruled out of World...

Pant in as injured Dhawan ruled out of World Cup 2019

- Advertisement -

Shikhar Dhawan, the Indian cricket team opener is officially out of the World Cup 2019. Rishabh Pant, the promising wicketkeeper-batsman who is already with the team will be the official replacement for Dhawan.

The Story

Shikhar Dhawan injured his left thumb during India’s match against Australia. Later it was revealed that he sustained a fracture and would need some rest.
According to the reports, the team management didn’t want Dhawan to be out of the tournament and so wanted to wait for a few days for his recovery.
Dhawan was under observation and initially out for a number of matches but expected to be fit by the end of June. Sanjay Bangar, the Assistant Coach of Indian cricket team said, “We will take at least 10-12 days to take a call on Shikhar’s condition. We don’t want to rule out a precious player like him.”
Rishabh Pant, the young keeper took a flight to England as a cover for Dhawan. This clearly meant that Dhawan was very much in the 15-member squad and Pant was not a ‘replacement’. Post Dhawan’s recovery, Pant was supposed to return to India.
But on Wednesday the sources revealed that Shikhar Dhawan is not fit enough to play the remaining World Cup matches. According to IANS report, “Dhawan has been ruled out. He is not in a position to take part in the World Cup.” PTI also revealed, “ The injury will not heal in time.” Later even the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to Twitter and confirmed the news.
BCCI informed that the 33-year old batter “has been diagnosed with a fracture of the first metacarpal on his left hand.”They further posted, “Following several specialist opinions, he will remain in a cast until the middle of July and therefore will not be available for the remainder of #CWC19”.

- Advertisement -


Pant In
Shikhar Dhawan smashed a 109-ball 117 against India and laid the foundation for India’s victory when he developed the injury. Although the Indian cricket team has a strong reserve bench with potential substitutes, this is going to be a major blow for India.
Dhawan has a terrific record in ICC events and even started this World Cup with a bang. With Dhawan out of the playing eleven, KL Rahul will be the permanent opening partner of Rohit Sharma for the remaining matches.
The number four slot was filled with Vijay Shankar in the last match against Pakistan. He failed to perform with the bat but delivered with the ball and scalped two major wickets.

Rishabh Pant to replace Shikhar Dhawan

The team management, in all likelihood, will not change the combination and try Shankar for more matches.
But he really needs to add runs to strengthen the middle order else India has to change the combination in the latter part of the tournament. Dinesh Karthik is better keeping option so will be kept for the same if required. Pant will get a chance if Shankar fails to prove himself.
So it’s final Rishabh pant in world cup 2019 has joined as a wicketkeeper-batsman.

- Advertisement -

15 Highly Educated Cricketers Of All Time

Cricket is a game of passion and dedication. A sport in which one involves themselves in camps and practice since early childhood. Due to...

Do we often under-appreciate Andy Flower? What’s his legacy?

There's a hint of sadness in noting that Zimbabwe has never been a dominant power in world cricket. But nothing could be sadder than...

Why are more and more MotoGP riders using the Noson nasal dilator?

Introduction MotoGP riders or athletes are physically fit and healthy individuals and their muscles are continuously functioning and used during the performance. As a fan...

How Come UFC Fighters Have Cauliflower Ears But Boxers Don’t?

The UFC has come a long way since its early days, wherein the fights seemed like modern-day gladiators due to its brutality and inconsistent...

5 spinners who can be India’s potential finger-spinners

The Indian cricket team has always been proud of its ability to produce world-class batsmen and similarly potent spinners. Though in recent times, the...

IPL 2018: The beautiful Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Being seated in the Sawai Mansingh stadium brings a different world, a world of difference away from the palpable excitement of watching truly India’s...

Top 5 Left Wingers In The World, Based On 2019-20 Season

Owing to the fact that football has evolved a lot since its inception and the tactics have changed a lot, the role of wingers...

The astonishing decline of Mario Balotelli

There was a time when Mario Balotelli was on top of the world.  The Italian talisman had scored two goals in the Euro 2012 semi-finals,...

What can be expected from the 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix?

Heat in the air and heat inside the car- that's been the story of the Azerbaijan Grand prix. As F1 parks itself at Baku...

How Suresh Raina Batted India Into The Finals of 2011 World Cup

Its been 9 years, since India won the Cricket World Cup defeating Sri Lanka on 2 April, 2011. The images and visuals of...

IPL 2018: The best from the West Indies

When one of nature's treacherous attacks on mankind- earthquakes- strike, their impact is measured on Richter's scale. When West Indians strike in a tournament...

Ajax XI if they didn’t sell their star players

Based in Amsterdam, AFC Ajax, who incidentally draw their name from the legendary Greek hero of the same name, are the most successful club...

Age Fraud in Indian Cricket: Are players really to be blamed?

There have been times while watching a cricket match when we tend to hear commentators comment on cricketers’ age. We as fans have many...

Big change for India Women’s cricket as BCCI looks to finalise bowling coach soon

We are not even at the halfway stage of the 2018 cricketing season. It clearly seems there's no stopping India's women's cricket team. The...

5 famous players to play for both Leeds United and Liverpool

Leeds United are back in the Premier League after 16 years and will play Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday in their very first match...

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -