Dhawan injured in warm-up match against Leicestershire

Zee Media Bureau/Rajdeep Saha

New Delhi: Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan was taken out off the field by the team`s physio after hurting his hand. The southpaw hit a good looking 60 off 100 deliveries before retiring hurt from the game against Leicestershire on Thursday.

Dhawan was hit by an Atif Sheikh delivery and couldn`t continue with his batting after that. It will be interesting to see the status of the injury as India will hope it isn`t anything major. India have taken three openers for the England tour.

Cheteshwar Pujara replaced Dhawan as India were 124/1 in 37 overs. Gautam Gambhir is at the crease on 26*. Earlier India lost the wicket of Murali Vijay for 20 runs. Dhawan opened the innings with Murali Vijay and the duo put on 46 runs for the first wicket. Vijay was out caught by Angus Robson off Anthony Ireland (1-23) while going for a drive.

India`s first Test against England starts on July 9 at Lord`s.

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