Shankar becomes the third Indian player to get injured in the World Cup while the second Indian to get ruled out of the world cup after Shikhar Dhawan.
Vijay Shankar replacement: Indian all-rounder has been surprisingly ruled out of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
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. Later the young lad Rishabh Pant replaced him in the team India's squad. He is likely to be replaced by opening batsman Mayank Agarwal.The Karnataka opener made a great start to his worldwide career, playing a stellar role in India's Test series win in Australia at the start of the year. But it has been downhill since, as he contributed 29 and 14 against Afghanistan and West Indies respectively.
Shankar has been ruled out of the World Cup 2019.
Shankar sustained a fracture to the big toe on his left foot during a practice session last month and missed Sunday's defeat to England, with Mayank Agarwal now drafted in as his replacement. His situation is not great and he won't be able to take part in the tournament.
In a shocking development, India have included opening batsman Mayank Agarwal as Shankar's replacement.
"Mr Vijay Shankar was struck on the left big toe whilst batting in the nets on June 19th in Southampton".
The 28-year-old Agarwal, a top-order batsman, has played two Tests but is yet to play a one-day worldwide.
The replacement has been approved by ICC's technical committee. "Every team will have these one or two changes happening every now and then", he said after India lost to England.
For several on Twitter, however, the player of choice was Ambati Rayudu, and not Agarwal.