Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the 3rd Test match against New Zealand, which is scheduled to start from October 8 in Indore, with a fracture on his left hand. Dhawan underwent a scan after being hit twice by Trent Boult, one of which struck his left thumb, in the 2nd innings of the 2nd Test.
The southpaw's place in the Indian Test squad has been debated a lot recently but the Delhi batsman was back in the starting eleven for India in the second Test at Eden Gardens after KL Rahul was ruled out due to a hamstring injury. The 30-year-old, who
Before being dismissed, Dhawan got hit on his left thumb by a Boult bouncer, along with another knock on his shoulder off another delivery. He complained about the pain upon returning to the dressing room and was rushed to a nearby health facility to undergo a scan.