2019 Cricket World Cup: Final call on Shikhar Dhawan in couple of weeks, says Sanjay Bangar


NOTTINGHAM: With India having suffered a major setback in their World Cup 2019 campaign with Shikhar Dhawan ruled out, assistant coach Sanjay Bangar revealed that the door is yet not closed on the India opener and a call regarding his future will only be taken after assessing him for another couple of weeks.

Dhawan on Tuesday was ruled out for at least three games after he suffered a hairline fracture on his left thumb after being struck by a Pat Cummins delivery during India’s match against Australia at the Oval. He was later taken for assessment, after which the BCCI opted to keep Dhawan in England, sensing that the left-hander might recover in time for India’s latter matches – possibly against West Indies, England and Bangladesh.

On the eve of India’s third match of the World Cup, against New Zealand, Bangar revealed further details about the decision to make Dhawan stay and what his absence does to the team combination ahead of Thursday’s encounter.