BREAKING NEWS: India lose batsman Dhawan for rest of World Cup campaign
India have lost opener Shikhar Dhawan for the rest of their World Cup campaign.
The batsman suffered a painful injury to his left hand in the team's opening match against Australia at The Oval on June 9, when he made a century.
There had been hopes Dhawan would be fit to return later in the tournament but those were dashed on Wednesday when it was revealed he has broken a bone and will be in plaster until mid-July.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said: "Shikhar Dhawan has been diagnosed with a fracture of the first metacarpal on his left hand following a ball impact injury during the team’s first match versus Australia at the Oval.
"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."