"Shikhar will be in a plaster for a couple of weeks, we'll assess and see". His injury will be a major blow for India as the team will now be without one of its star batsmen. Since both India and New Zealand were forced to split points, now India are set to take up the Pakistan challenge on Sunday.
According to reports, KL Rahul is expected to replace Dhawan as India's opening batsmen along with Rohit Sharma.
"The team management has decided that Mr Dhawan will continue to be in England and his progress will be monitored".
"Mr Dhawan sustained an injury on the back of his left hand in the region between the index finger and thumb during the CWC 2019 league match against Australia", the statement added.
Dhawan, however, played no further part in the match after his dismissal, with substitute Ravindra Jadeja taking the field in his place as India comfortably defended their total of 352 for five to complete a 36-run victory.
Rishabh Pant has been called into the squad as cover but will not officially be added unless Dhawan fails to recover.
"I would wait if the doctor says he will be ready in 15-20 days".
"But Rohit and Virat should also be looking to play long innings".
The Cricket World Cup 2019 has already become the most-rain affected World Cup in the history of the sport. "Brings out the best in all of us", he said after India's World Cup game against New Zealand was washed out in Notttingham on Thursday.