Injured Shankar gets a huge sigh of relief

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25 May 2019

Scans confirm Vijay Shankar didn't suffer a fracture

The Indian cricket team got a huge sigh of relief after scan reports revealed that Vijay Shankar didn't suffer any fracture.

The all-rounder was hit on his right forearm by a Khaleel Ahmed delivery at the nets during a training session on Friday.

Shankar will hope to recover fully ahead of the World Cup encounter against South Africa on June 5.

Here's more.

Warm-ups

Shankar misses NZ battle, to sit out against Bangladesh too

Shankar misses NZ battle, to sit out against Bangladesh too

India start their campaign against South Africa on June 5.

One expects Shankar to recover before that.

The all-rounder is an important part of the team as he is expected to bat at the number four position.

He did not take part in Saturday's warm-up match against New Zealand.

He is also expected to miss out the second warm-up match against Bangladesh on Tuesday.

BCCI issues update on Shankar

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Shankar injury

In Shankar's absence, Rahul was tried out at number four

In Shankar's absence, KL Rahul was tried at number four against New Zealand on Saturday.

Rahul, who is generally a back-up top order batsman, failed to shine with the bat.

He might get one more chance at number four against Bangladesh.

It remains to be seen if India would go in with Shankar in their opening tie against South Africa.

World Cup selection

Shankar will need to justify his selection

Shankar will need to justify his selection

Shankar was drafted into the World Cup squad after some decent outings for the side leading to the World Cup.

He wasted the opportunities though against Australia in March and his inexperience was highlighted.

But the selectors were confident regarding him.

Shankar will need to step up his game and prove the critics wrong.

He will be monitored in the first couple of matches.

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Hoe did Vijay Shankar get injured?

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Vijay Shankar got injured while batting at the nets.

What's the update on Shankar?

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Reports confirmed that he did not suffer a fracture.

Who played at number four against NZ in the warm-up?

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KL Rahul played at number four against NZ in the warm-up.

When is India's opening encounter in the CWC 19?

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India will face SA on June 5.

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