Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of Delhi Test vs Australia

With Shikhar Dhawan being ruled out of the fourth Test, Ajinkya Rahane is in line to earn a coveted Test cap.

updated: March 19, 2013 23:09 IST
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India's latest batting sensation Shikhar Dhawan was on Tuesday ruled out of the fourth and final Test against Australia starting in Delhi on Friday due to a fracture on his left hand which he sustained while fielding during the third match at Mohali. He will be out of action for six weeks.

The BCCI said in a statement that Gautam Gambhir, who was omitted from the initial squad for the four-match series due to a prolonged form slump, was included in the team but he also could bot be available due to jaundice. The selection committee then picked Suresh Raina to join the team.

"Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the fourth AIRTEL Test against Australia, scheduled to be played at Delhi from 22 March 2013 to 26 March 2013, after sustaining a fracture in his left hand. He will be out of action for six weeks," the BCCI said in a statement.

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