The Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan is ruled out of the tournament due to fracture in his thumb. That injury came during the match against Australia. In that match, Dhawan scored a brilliant century and grabbed the player of the match.
Now the wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant is ready to join the team as the replacement of Shikhar Dhawan.
A source said to TOI,“He’s as good as ruled out. It’s a huge blow. Once all the details on Dhawan’s injury are out, the team management will put out an official request for a replacement. And that replacement is going to be Pant. The injury is bad enough to ask for a replacement.”