Vijay Shankar ruled out of ICC CWC 2019 due to toe injury


London: After Shikhar Dhawan, all-rounder Vijay Shankar has been ruled out of World Cup 2019 on Monday due to a toe injury. He is likely to be replaced by Mayank Agarwal.

Karnataka opener Agarwal, who made his Test debut against Australia last year, is yet to play the ODI format.

Vijay Shankar suffered a toe injury after being hit by a Jasprit Bumrah yorker in the nets. Vijay Shankar sustained a non-displaced fracture of the left big toe, which will require a minimum of 3 weeks to heal. The injury rules him out of the ongoing World Cup.

The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) will now make a formal request to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to call in a replacement.

On Sunday, Shankar was replaced by Rishabh Pant in India’s match against England in Birmingham. In Pant’s debut at the World Cup, India saw their first loss, getting beaten by 31 runs at the hands of the hosts.

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