Indian all-rounder Vijay Shankar has been ruled out of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 on Monday due to a toe injury and will be replaced by the Karnataka opener Mayank Agarwal.
Agarwal made his test match against Australia and is yet to play in the One Day International format.
“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,” – BCCI officials.
Vijay Shankar is the second player to be ruled out of the World Cup after opener Shikhar Dhawan injured his thumb. Rishabh Pant batted at No.4 in the match against England and scored 32 runs in the play.
“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 position in case Rishabh Pant fails in the next two games,” – BCCI added.
Rohit Sharma has already mentioned Shikhar’s injury but it was preassumed to be an old hit that he took at Southampton.
Mayank Agarwal name is approved by ICC tournament technical committee and the player will arrive in Birmingham.