Shankar is ruled out of World Cup because of a Bumrah-inflicted toe injury
India all-rounder Vijay Shankar was ruled out of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 after his toe was injured in a practice session with fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that Shankar is going home because of the injury.
“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,” said a BCCI representative in an interview with PTI.
“The Indian team management is likely to ask for Mayank Agarwal as a replacement since he is an opener and also it might give KL Rahul a chance to get back to the No.4 postion in case Rishabh Pant fails in the next two games.”
The BCCI also confirmed on their website that India opener batsman Agarwal has been approved by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to replace Shankar.
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Mr. Mayank Agarwal as Vijay Shankar’s replacement following a request from the Indian team management for a suitable top-order batsman,” stated the BCCI.
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