India’s opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the rest of their World Cup campaign after fracturing his thumb earlier in the tournament.

Dhawan sustained the injury against Australia but continued to play on, scoring a match-winning century. However, he did not take the field for the second innings.

Assistant coach Sanjay Bangar had said last week that they would make a call on Dhawan’s injury after he was rested against New Zealand and Pakistan, but the BCCI said his hand would need to remain in a cast until the middle of July.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has been named as Dhawan’s replacement.

India play Afghanistan next on Saturday at The Rose Bowl.

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