25 May 2019
Scans confirm Vijay Shankar didn't suffer a 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.
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
UPDATE - Vijay Shankar was hit on his right forearm during practice on Friday. He underwent scans and no fracture has been detected. BCCI Medical Team is aiding him in his recovery pic.twitter.com/47ufzHtLX7— BCCI (@BCCI) May 25, 2019
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 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.