[caption id="attachment_855430" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-855430" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Rishabh-Pant-World-Cup.jpg" alt="Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, India, World Cup, ICC World Cup 2019" width="628" height="329" /> As per rules, if Dhawan is replaced by another player, he can no longer play a part in the tournament. @ AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Former <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england/news/">England</a> batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kevin-pietersen/news/">Kevin Pietersen</a> feels <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/news/">India</a> should draft in <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rishabh-pant/news/">Rishabh Pant</a> as soon as possible in their <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-2019">ICC World Cup 2019</a> squad, after opener <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shikhar-dhawan/news/">Shikhar Dhawan</a> was <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/shikhar-dhawan-ruled-out-of-world-cup-2019-for-three-weeks-855280">ruled out for three weeks</a> with a thumb fracture. <p></p> <p></p>"Shikhar out the World Cup. Get Pant on the plane ASAP. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kl-rahul/news/">KL Rahul</a> to open and Pant at number 4..." Pietersen tweeted. <p></p> <p></p>While everyone is talking about how India suffered a huge jolt with Dhawan suffering a thumb fracture, the team management has a new dilemma. <p></p> <p></p>They are still not sure if they should rope in a replacement for the opening batsman. As per rules, if Dhawan is replaced by another player, he can no longer play a part in the tournament. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-world-cup-2019-rishabh-pant-to-board-the-flight-to-england-post-shikhar-dhawans-thumb-injury-reports-855387">Rishabh Pant to board the flight to England post Shikhar Dhawan s thumb injury</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>It is learnt that the fracture line has only been detected on CT scan and no fracture was detected post X-ray. This has seen Dhawan travel to Leeds for further consultation. It is believed that while the team can apply for a replacement any time, they want to be certain about Dhawan's injury status and recovery time before deciding on whether or not to call a replacement. <p></p> <p></p>After a poor start to his World Cup campaign, Dhawan roared into form against Australia as he hit a brilliant century at The Oval on Sunday. He was in pain after being hit on the thumb by a <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/pat-cummins/news/">Pat Cummins</a> delivery during his 109-ball knock. While he continued to bat with the injury, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ravindra-jadeja/news/">Ravindra Jadeja</a> took over when India came out to field. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-world-cup-2019-shikhar-dhawan-to-miss-new-zealand-pakistan-games-855337">Shikhar Dhawan could miss New Zealand, Pakistan games</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Speaking after the game, the opener had said: "We are happy with the result as it was a great team effort. It's a great sign for our team and I'm happy with this man of the match award. We are very happy with the performance overall." <p></p> <p></p>While India can look to push in one from either Dinesh Karthik or Vijay Shankar into the XI for the game against New Zealand on Thursday, a call must be taken quickly on whether they wish to replace Dhawan or wait for him to return stronger for the business end of the World Cup.