Published: Thu, June 13, 2019
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Shikhar Dhawan doubtful for India’s next two games

Shikhar Dhawan doubtful for India’s next two games

The weather forecast is not good for Thursday and there are high chances that rain may play spoilsport in the game. Thus, Virat Kohli would be looking to better that record. It rained nearly entire Tuesday and didn't improve much Wednesday. To add to that, New Zealand have managed to win just 1 of their last 5 ODIs at Trent Bridge, Nottingham which incidentally came against India in World Cup 1999. India have beaten New Zealand six times in their last 7 encounters.

Editorial team of CricketCountry. "The team management has decided that Mr Dhawan will continue to be in England and his progress will be monitored", said a BCCI statement.

Shikhar Dhawan, the left-handed opening batsman, will undergo precautionary scans on Tuesday to determine the extent of injury on his swollen left thumb.

However, Dhawan didn't take the field due to the injury and Ravindra Jadeja fielded in his place for the entire 50 overs.

Nottingham has been under a yellow alert - the first stage of weather warnings, meaning the weather could worsen - since Monday, casting a doubt over India's third World Cup game against New Zealand. New Zealand's Win % at this venue is just 28.57%.

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor, as ever, will be the main danger men for the Kiwis with the bat.

However, for India, who have played and won two games, will it be a point gained or a point lost?

"He bowled some handsome deliveries today and broke a crucial partnership at the top of the order for us and deserves all the credit that he'll get for a five-for, which is outstanding", Williamson said, adding, "we, without a doubt, know how talented the Afghanistan side is. very savvy as well, very cagey in how they operate".

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