Indian cricket camp has suffered another injury blow as all-rounder Vijay Shankar has been ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing World Cup with a toe injury. The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday approved BCCI’s request to call up Mayank Agarwal as a replacement for the injured Indian all-rounder Shankar in the World Cup.
"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.
Vijay Shankar was hit on a left toe by a Jasprit Bumrah yorker during net practice. While he played against West Indies, he was replaced by Rishabh Pant for the game against England.
Shankar is the second Indian player to be ruled out of the 2019 World Cup after opener Shikhar Dhawan exited due to a thumb fracture, sustained during the game against Australia. Bhuvneshwar Kumar had been put on the sidelines, too, but the pacer has recovered now.