India’s all-rounder Vijay Shankar has been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup with a broken toe. Shankar, 28, had played in three of India’s games, scoring 58 runs and taking two wickets, but missed the defeat by England on Sunday.
He has been replaced in the squad by batsman Mayank Agarwal, 28, who has never played a one-day international but made his Test debut last year.
“Vijay Shankar sustained a non-displaced fracture of the left big toe, which will require a minimum of three weeks to heal. The injury rules him out of the ongoing World Cup,” said a BCCI statement. “The Indian team management has requested the ICC (International Cricket Council) to consider Mayank Agarwal as his replacement.”
India had already lost opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan to a fractured thumb earlier in the tournament.
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27 September, 2019