Shikhar Dhawan: India opener ruled out of World Cup with fractured thumb
India opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup with a fractured left thumb.
Dhawan, 33, was struck by a delivery from Australia pace bowler Pat Cummins but went on to score 117 from 109 balls in India's 36-run win on 9 June.
He missed Sunday's match against Pakistan, with KL Rahul opening in his absence, and he will be in a cast until the middle of July.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has been confirmed as Dhawan's replacement.
Left-hander Dhawan has made 17 one-day centuries and averages 44.91 with the bat.
India, who are unbeaten in the 2019 World Cup, next play Afghanistan on Saturday at Southampton.