ICC approves Mayank Agarwal’s inclusion after Vijay Shankar’s Injury


India’s request to allow Mayank Agarwal as a replacement for injured Vijay Shankar has been confirmed by the ICC. Vijay Shankar got toe injury just before the league fixture against England on Sunday. Rishabh Pant replaced Vijay Shankar and came on no. 4th to chase the score. However, India failed to chase the total of 338. ICC said in a press statement, “The International Cricket Council has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 has approved Mayank Agarwal as a replacement player for Vijay Shankar in the India squad for the remainder of the tournament.”


Vijay Shankar is now ruled out of the tournament as his injury will take around 3 weeks to heal. Shankar’s replacement Mayank Agarwal made his Test Debut against Australia last year and is yet to make his One-day International Debut. For any team to bring any replacement, they first have to seek approval of the event Technical Committee before officially adding the player to the team.


This is by far the third injury news that has come out from Indian squad. At first Shikhar Dhawan got ruled out of World Cup because of thumb fracture. Then, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is on rest of two weeks due to his injury. Now, Vijay Shankar has been ruled out of the World Cup due to his toe injury. India are currently at the second position at points table with 11 points in seven games so far. India now have to play against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in their next League Fixtures and just one win will drive them to semi-finals.

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