Indian all-rounder Vijay Shankar ruled out of ICC World Cup 2019
New Delhi : Indian all-rounder Vijay Shankar has been ruled out of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 due to toe injury, said a PTI report.
According to the report, he will be replaced by Mayank Agarwal in the playing XI of Indian squad. Before him, India had lost its opener Shikhar Dhawan due to thumb 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," 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.
Mayank Agarwal had made his Test match debut last year against Australia, but he is yet to make a debut in ODI format.
It is expected that Agarwal's name will be approved by the ICC's tournament technical committee and the player will arrive in Birmingham and travel to Leeds subsequently.
India lost its last match against England by 31 runs. Next they will be facing Bangladesh at the same venue on Tuesday.