Team India are fairing pretty well in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as they are one of the two unbeaten sides of the tournament. But the injury scare is hovering above team India with Shikhar Dhawan already ruled out of the ongoing Cricket World Cup, India’s all-rounder Vijay Shankar is the latest on the list.
According to reports, during Wednesday’s training, Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah’s yorker hit Vijay Shankar flush on his toes and he was apparently in pain.
However, a team source informed that there’s nothing to worry as of now, as reported by PTI. “Yes, Vijay was in pain but it has subsided by the evening. Hopefully, there’s nothing scary,” the source said.
Youngster Vijay Shankar is one of the designated number 4 batsmen in this Indian line-up and is also a handy medium pacer who got a couple important wickets against Pakistan. He took his first wicket on the first ball of his ODI World Cup career and also dismissed Pakistani skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed.
Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has been already ruled out of the tournament due to thumb fracture during the match against Australia after he was hit by Australian pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile’s delivery earlier in the tournament.
Later, in a match against Pakistan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar suffered hamstring strain in his second over which left him out for two games and now, Shankar’s injury will only increase tension for the team management.
Shikhar Dhawan has been replaced by Rishabh Pant for the rest of the tournament while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will not be bowling for eight days and will only be in contention for the England game (June 30) in Birmingham.
Team India will next face Afghanistan on Saturday, June 22 at the Rose Bowl, Southampton. Afghanistan are the only team to win a game in ICC World Cup 2019 while team India are still unbeatable in the tournament.