Earlier, all-rounder Vijay Shankar was ruled out of the World Cup with a toe injury.

Mayank Agarwal drafted in as Vijay Shankars replacement in World Cup squadPTI / File Image
Cricket WC 2019 CWC 2019 Monday, July 01, 2019 - 18:32

The BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) Selection Committee has named Mayank Agarwal as replacement for the injured Vijay Shankar. This follows a request from the Indian management for a suitable top-order batsman. 

Further, an official request has been made to the ICC to permit the change in India's squad. 

Mayank Agarwal has never played a one-day International for India. With KL Rahul looking suspect at the top of the order, it remains to be seen whether Mayank Agarwal will open the innings or bat in the middle order, if he is part of the playing eleven in the coming matches. 

Earlier this year in January, Mayank had walked out to bat in the fourth test match in Sydney on the cricket team's tour of Australia, along with his Karnataka Ranji teammate KL Rahul. This was the first time that both Indian opening batsmen came from Karnataka.

Earlier, all-rounder Vijay Shankar was ruled out of the World Cup with a toe injury. 

He was struck on the left big toe whilst batting in the nets on June 19 in Southampton. Following this, he was able to play in an unrestricted manner in the following two matches against Afghanistan and West Indies, the BCCI release said. 

However, after the match on June 27, the condition of his toe worsened and a CT scan showed that he had sustained a non-displaced fracture of the left big toe. The condition will require a minimum of three weeks to heal, which rules him out of the ongoing World Cup, the release added. 

India skipper Virat Kohli had informed at the toss before the England game on Sunday that the all-rounder had a toe niggle and the signs weren't too good.

Vijay had injured his toe after being hit by a Jasprit Bumrah yorker in the nets. 

With IANS inputs

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