Vijay Shankar owing to a toe injury, who had been ruled out ahead of the match against England for Sunday has now been ruled out of the tournament as well. He faced a toe injury during net sessions while facing Jasprit Bumrah before the match. For the current scenario, the Karnataka lad Mayank Agarwal will be replacing Vijay Shankar for the rest of the tournament.
Vijay Shankar ruled out due to injury
India skipper Virat Kohli had informed at the toss during the England game on Sunday that the all-rounder had a toe niggle and the signs weren’t too good. Vijay was struck on his left foot by a Jasprit Bumrah yorker at training on June 20. Not perceived to be serious initially, Vijay was part of India’s XI for the match against Afghanistan on June 22. However, the injury flared up on Friday, two days prior to the England game on Sunday.
The BCCI has already approached the International Cricket Council (ICC) with the request that has been approved. Shankar is on his way back to India while Agarwal is on his way to London. “Vijay 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,” stated a BCCI media release. Source
Shankar hasn’t been in the best of form in the tournament where he had failed to live up to the expectations of the fans. Earlier, he was also criticized by the BCCI’s chief selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth and had asked the team management to go with Rishab Pant over Shankar.
Agarwal as a replacement
The Indian team management is likely to ask for Mayank Agarwal as a replacement since he is an opener and also it might give KL Rahul a chance to get back to the No.4 position. The selection of Agarwal over Raydu is possibly a sign of him being looked at as the third opener. KL Rahul spent considerable time off the field during the England game after bruising his back while attempting a catch at the boundary. Deemed to be an external injury, he eventually returned to open the batting and was dismissed for a nine-ball duck.
Agarwal over Rayudu has again turned the twitter to troll the Hyderabad batsman and have turned social media into hilarious memes and jokes.
— Jayant Malani (@JayantMalani) July 1, 2019
PIC 1: Vijay shankar ruled out of CWC 19
PIC 2: Mayank Agrawal will probably replace him pic.twitter.com/gkuXnY51j4
— Thanos (@hypothanos) July 1, 2019
In all these Indian Team injury & replacement issues, this "highly probable" Ambani Rayudu is continuously ignored. Reason is this tweet ??
Rishabh Pant & Mayank Agarwal getting selected.
Moral: Dont mess with BCCI ?#TeamIndia Vijay Shankar Shikhar Dhawan pic.twitter.com/YDt9Wh1mf9
— Charlie Joe (@CharlieJoe4) July 1, 2019
Has Ambati Rayudu put his career at stake with this tweet ? Are doors closed on him ? Feel bad for him.. A very talented cricketer snubbed again..
— IndiaGlitz™ l Telugu (@igtelugu) July 1, 2019
Meanwhile rayudu : pic.twitter.com/D8Wt8UK68E
— शुभ_hmmm (@halfengin3er) July 1, 2019
— FlashScore.in (@FlashScore_IN) July 1, 2019
Ambati Rayudu will regret this single tweet for life. He would definitely have been in the team now that Vijay Shankar is also ruled out. But no, guy got no chills, put his career at stake just because he couldn't hide his disappointment. https://t.co/4ZxnkfCtUM
— LOLendra Singh (@LOLendraSingh) July 1, 2019
They have to face that situation because they are selected for world Cup, playing world Cup. If they can't they can comback and watch match with rayudu with 3d glasses.
— Cric lover (@Rajeshkharvi31) July 1, 2019
Rayudu 3D Glasses worked. Vijay Shankar out of the WorldCup 2019. #Shankar
— Cricket freak (@naveensurana05) July 1, 2019
— Divyanshu (@MSDivyanshu) June 30, 2019
— Thala Rasigan Guru (@AjithistGuru) June 30, 2019
Vijay shankar ruled out of world cup and Mayank Agarwal to Replace him
Meanwhile rayudu : pic.twitter.com/f8O6pLeQr9
— Shivashish Mishra (@__iamshiv__) July 1, 2019
Meanwhile Ambati Rayudu right now.. pic.twitter.com/CZrL8HxIOX
— Bourbon Naxal (@ParryRamMe) July 1, 2019
*Dhawan gets injured*
BCCI calls Rishabh Pant as a replacement.
*Vijay Shankar gers injured*
BCCI calls Mayank Agarwal as a replacement.
— N. (@ryou_sure) July 1, 2019
— Ashutosh Singh (@ashusarcastic) July 1, 2019
— Nilesh Singh (@NileshS12907689) June 27, 2019
Vijay Shankar ruled out ~ Mayank Agarwal comes in replacement
Ambati Rayudu right now pic.twitter.com/dHopv0t7yi
— AbhiShek (@ImAbhishek28) July 1, 2019