Shikhar Dhawan included in limited-overs squads after recovering from thumb injury
Shikhar Dhawan (AFP Photo)

India opener Shikhar Dhawan has recovered from a thumb injury in time to make the cut for the limited-overs leg of West Indies tour.

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Dhawan’s world cup campaign came to an early end after being struck on thumb during a round-robin match against Australia. He was subsequently ruled out of the entire tournament after being kept under observation for some time in England.

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Dhawan had started the tournament on a superb note, even scoring a century in the Australia contest where he batted through despite being hit on the thumb by a Pat Cummins bouncer.

Subsequent scans confirmed a hairline fracture ruling him out for up to six weeks. In his absence, KL Rahul opened the innings alongside vice-captain Rohit Sharma as India made the semi-finals where they lost to New Zealand.

Rishabh Pant was called up as his replacement as the team management requested for a left-hander.

The 33-year-old has found a place in India’s T20I and ODI squads for the West Indies tour beginning August 3.

T20I squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini

ODI squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini