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New Delhi: Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the third Test against New Zealand due to a thumb injury. Dhawan’s thumb was injured while batting in the second innings of the second Test.
Dhawan underwent an x-ray scan after he was dismissed for 17 runs on Day 3 of the second Test between India and New Zealand.
“He was at the hospital for five minutes roughly. The x-ray report is yet to come. There is some doubt whether he will be able to take the field,” sources told news agencies.

The 30-year-old, who was selected in the team ahead of Rahul’s replacement Gautam Gambhir, was dismissed after scoring just 1 run on the first day of the Kolkata Test. He followed it up with an innings of just 17 runs in the second
innings as he was trapped in front of the wicket by Trent Boult.

A three-week spell on the sidelines would mean that Dhawan will miss the last Test in Indore, which is scheduled to start from October 8, which in turn could open the door for Gautam Gambhir’s return to the team if KL Rahul too fails to recover in time.

The third and the last Test in Indore, is scheduled to start from October 8, could also open the door for Gautam Gambhir’s return to the team if KL Rahul too fails to recover in time.