The Indian all-rounder Vijay Shankar has been ruled out of the World Cup and Mayank Agarwal likely to replace him.
Karnataka opener Agarwal, 28, who made his Test debut against Australia last year, has not yet played in the ODI format.
Vijay Shankar, who made it to the team because of his all-round abilities, didn’t have a great World Cup with the bat and suffered a toe injury while facing Bumrah’s yorker in the nets.
The all-rounder was made to sit out for India’s clash against England which the team lost by 31 runs.
“Vijay got hit on the toe by a Jasprit Bumrah delivery once again. His situation is not great and he won’t be able to take part in the tournament. He is going back home,” a a senior BCCI official told PTI.
“The Indian team management is likely to ask for Mayank Agarwal as replacement since he is an opener and also it might give KL Rahul a chance to get back to the No.4 position in case Rishabh Pant fails in the next two games,” the source added.
Rohit Sharma also mentioned about Vijay Shankar’s injury during his press conference.
“There is no uncertainty with regard to the number four position, Vijay Shankar was supposed to play but before the game he got hit on the toe by Jasprit (Bumrah) and he wasn’t fit. Every team will have these one or two changes happening every now and then.”
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