India all-rounder Vijay Shankar was ruled out of the ICC World Cup 2019 midway with a toe injury he suffered from Jasprit Bumrah‘s bowling during the practice session. The all-rounder will appear for a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru ahead of the squad announcement for the series against West Indies across formats.
Shankar suffered injury in the World Cup
The Tamil Nadu player didn’t had an outstanding World Cup before bowing out of the competition. Vijay Shankar played three games scoring 58 runs and claiming wo wickets. The 28-year-old Shankar got hit on the left toe by a yorker from team-mate Jasprit Bumrah during the nets and suffered a non-displaced fracture.
Vijay Shankar said that he will visit NCA tomorrow to get his injury assessed He was present at the fourth season of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL). India-A commitments and injuries meant Vijay has not featured in any of the three editions of the tournament.
“I will be going to the NCA tomorrow and will have it (toe) assessed. I will get to know the extent of the injury in the next three-four days,” Vijay said.
Furthermore, Vijay Shankar is hopeful to make his debut in the Tamil Nadu Premier League this year. He will represent 2017 champions Chepauk Super Giles in the upcoming season of the tournament. Shankar said that the tournament has been a good platform to showcase their talent and make it to the state team.
“I hope to make my debut in the TNPL this year. I will hope to give my best to Chepauk Super Gillies if I get to play,” he concluded.