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Shikhar Dhawan ruled out and the replacement to be announced soon.

Shikhar Dhawan got injured against Australia while batting and the injury became a nightmare for the opener batsman. He is having a hair-line- fracture on his left hand’s thumb.

Shikhar Dhawan will not be available for the selection for the next 3 weeks. According to the sources, Rishabh Pant is going to England as a cover of Shikhar Dhawan and this will be announced soon.

Rishabh Pant was ignored in the selection of the World Cup squad despite a good form in the IPL for Delhi Capitals. After the exit of Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul will be doing the opening duty with Rohit Sharma in the upcoming matches.

It doesn’t matter who will be replacing him as an opener but his exit is a huge loss for Team India as he is in a sublime form and scored a brilliant century against Australia with his injured thumb.

As if now, KL Rahul will be moving to the top order and any one of Vijay Shankar and Jadeja will be getting the game in the future matches of the world cup.

Star Australian All-Rounder ruled out of Pakistan match

Star Australian all-rounder Marcu Stoinis has picked up the injury in the match against India at The Oval on Sunday. All-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been flown over to England as a back-up player for Marcus Stoinis, but the Australians will wait to make a call on whether he permanently replaces Stoinis in their 15-man squad or not.

Stoinis bowled seven overs for 62 runs against India, picking up the wickets of Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni bit got out on a duck in the very second ball of his innings and couldn’t help his team in the batting department at all.

“Marcus Stoinis has a bit of a side strain. He won’t be available for tomorrow,” Finch told a news conference ahead of the match against Pakistan.

“We’ve got Mitch Marsh flying over just as a bit of a precaution. He was meant to fly over with the Australia A side on Friday. He’s just coming a couple days early as a bit of precaution, if Stoinis doesn’t recover quick enough or doesn’t respond to treatment well enough over the next few days”, he added.

Australia got exposed against Indian team in the last match, India who selected to bat first scored a huge total of 352, Dhawan scored a brilliant century and Kohli scored a steady 82 runs.

Later, Indian bowling line-up ran over the Australian batting and won the game comprehensively by 36 runs.

Mohammad Shahzad goes emotional after a controversial exit from the Afghan national team.

Recently, news became viral that Afghanistan swashbuckling opener batsman ruled out of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 because of an injury. I
Ali Khil has been announced as the replacement of Shahzad. But now it has been revealed that Shahzad is fully fit and he is not having any kind
of injury. The Afghan management has removed him from the team without any prior notice.

Times Now Hindi

A picture of Shahzad having tears in his eyes is going viral on Internet. Earlier, the most successful Afghan captain Asghar Afghan has been removed from the captaincy position before the start of the world cup only and Naib was appointed as the new captain.

Afghan players were not happy with the decision of the board and openely they opposed against this decision. Currently, Afghanistan team have lost all their 3 matches played in the world cup campaign and are at the bottom of the table. In the warm-up game they have beaten Pakistan but since the start of the world cup, their both batting and bowling department have been failed badly.

Here are some tweets how fans reacted on his exit:

Yuvraj Singh announced retirement from International Cricket.

Yuvraj Singh brought the curtains down on his International cricket career on Monday as he announced his retirement from international cricket in a press conference in Mumbai.

Yuvraj Singh was struggling for form and fitness before the tournament began but once it got underway, world cricket stood up and took notice of the legend of the man. In IPL 2019, he got selected in Mumbai Indians but got only few games to play. Later on, he was benched for the whole season.


since the beginning of his career, Yuvraj has grappled with fitness issues and, some say, commitment issues. But he did reply to his critics after a short interval during the 2002 Natwest series. England had set a target of 326 and in response, India were tottering at 146/5, with greats like Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar back in the pavilion.

From helping India win the inaugural World T20 in 2007 and then the 50-over World Cup in 2011 in India.He was adjudged the Player of the Tournament in both as he amassed 148 runs at 29.60 including the famous six sixes in an over that he hit against England’s Stuart Broad in the quarter-final of the tournament.

Yuvraj scored 362 runs in the tournament at an average of 90.50 with one hundred and four half-centuries and along the way he also picked 15 wickets at 25.13 including a five-wicket haul. He finished as the 8th highest run-scorer and the fourth-highest wicket taker in the tournament as India lifted the 50-over World Cup after 28 years at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on April 2, 2011.

After showcasing the fighting skills he had displayed on the field, Yuvraj fought against the disease and successfully staged a recovery.In 2012, he was back to playing for India, inspiring millions with his never-say-die attitude.

Virat Kohli showed an awesome gesture when Indian fans booed Steve Smith

Cricket is a gentleman’s game and it’s proved once again. Virat Kohli showed some special gesture on the field today. Since the return of Warner and Smith, they have been booed by the fans at different places but no one bothered about it.

Obviously, they also feel bad about it but they can’t do anything. Today someone special showed some concerns about it and won many hearts today.

It was the time when Virat Kohli was batting and he saw some Indian fans booing Steve Smith then he moved forward towards the boundary line and signalled the fans not to do such things for Steve Smith.

Fans also praised his gesture by clapping after this moment. The commentators were also seen praising his gesture. As fans at the Oval were booing and chanting at Steve Smith, Virat Kohli stepped in and asked them to cheer for India instead.

Here is the moment, a must watch the video clip for the fans:

Later, India went on to score a massive total of 352, Dhawan scored a brilliant century followed by Kohli’s 82 and in the end, Hardik and Dhoni played an important cameo of 48 and 27 runs respectively.

Finch and Warner have a slow start in the chase and the chase never went in the favour of Aussies. India registered their 2nd win in this world cup campaign by beating Australia by 36 runs.

Watch: MS Dhoni sets the field for Bangladesh in the practice Match

Indian veteran batsman MS Dhoni scored a brilliant century against Bangladesh in the 2nd Warm-Up game. He batted brilliantly through out his innings and did a wonderful partnership with KL Rahul in the middle who also scored a century and sealed the no. 4 spot in the upcoming matches of the World Cup.

The incident happened when 39th over was in progress of Indian innings. Dhoni stopped Rahman who almost finished his follow through. He suggested him to place fielder at the square leg region in spite of mid-wicket.

Sabbir followed MS Dhoni’w words and he immediately sent the fielder to the square leg. The commentators were laughing at the incident. The fielder had to move to square leg from a strange position somewhere near mid-wicket.

Watch the video here:

Earlier, Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and asked India to bat first. India posted 359 for seven in their 50 overs. Openers once again failed to deliver but Kohli, KL Rahul and MS Dhoni shined with the bat in the middle overs.

In response, Bangladesh got all out on 264 in 49.3 overs with Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav sharing six wickets.

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