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Shikhar Dhawan is a big loss to India: Roaa Taylor ahead of clash

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Batsman Dhawan's absence will be a big loss to the Indian side, batsman said on Wednesday.

"is a big loss to The present team plays very well at the ICC tournaments and he has a very good record over here. and Dhawan complement each other very well because of right and left hand combination," Taylor said during a press conference here on Wednesday ahead of his team's match against on Thursday.

Dhawan sustained an in the back of his left hand in the region between the index finger and thumb when he played a match-winning knock of 117 runs during India's second match in against on June 9.

Zealand have won all their three matches and are all set to compete with India, who have also won both of their matches. Therefore, it will an interesting clash as one of the team will taste their first defeat in 2019.

Taylor is happy with this team's performance in the tournament so far but still think that the tournament is in its initial stages.

"It is still early on and I think all the nine teams, realistically seven teams are still in the hunt. First and foremost you have to the semi-finals regardless of whether you are top-seed or fourth-seed and you are just two wins away from lifting that cup. We are three from three and we are very happy but we know we got some bigger challenges ahead of us in the next couple of weeks," he said.

will compete with at on June 13.

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First Published: Wed, June 12 2019. 20:10 IST