India, June 12 -- Shikhar Dhawan's suspected hairline fracture has sent ripples through the Indian team management. Though BCCI has refrained from naming an official replacement for Dhawan, opting to play the wait and watch game, former cricketers have come out in numbers with their preferred choices. Former India World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev was the latest to join the list after Sunil Gavaskar and Gautam Gambhir.

Kapil batted for Ajinkya Rahane's inclusion in the Indian side as a replacement for Shikhar Dhawan, who is certain to miss India's next two World Cup matches against New Zealand and Pakistan with a suspected hairline fracture on his left thumb. (Full Coverage of ICC World Cup 2019)

"If Rahane's name is being considered ...