Indian allrounder Vijay Shankar’s ICC World Cup 2019 journey has come to a disappointing end as the player has been ruled out of the tournament due to a toe injury sustained during net practice.
The Indian allrounder is likely to be replaced by opening batsmen Mayank Agarwal. Mayank Agarwal made a great start to his international cricket career after playing a stellar role in India’s test series win in Australia at the start of the year 2019.
Here the interesting fact is that Mayank was not the first choice for that match, just like the World Cup, and wall called in the squad after an injury to Prithvi Shaw. Agarwal is likely to make his ODI debut for India in the upcoming match.
On the other hand, Shankar’s start in this tournament was good but slowly his performance saw a downhill. A senior BCCI official said, “Vijay Shankar got hit on the toe once again by Jasprit Bumrah delivery during net practice. His situation is not great and he won’t be able to take part in the tournament. He is going back home”.
In India’s last match against England, Shankar was left out of the playing XI and Rishabh Pant was called in. Pant played his debut ODI match and score 32 runs on Sunday. Although, India lost their previous match to England by 31 runs. India is set to take on Bangladesh on the same pitch on Tuesday.