Manish Pandey Replaces Injured Yuvraj Singh in India’s Squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2016

Yuvraj Singh will not play further matches in ICC T20 World Cup 2016. He suffers from Injury after the game Australia vs India played on 27 March 2016. Now Manish Pandey will replace Yuvraj Singh in the remaining games of World T20. Now Indian team squad has been replaced with one player. Manish Pandey has replaced Yuvraj Singh in India’s squad for knockout games of the ICC World T20.

Yuvraj battled on bravely and partnered Virat Kohli for a 45-run stand and chipped in with a useful 21 off 18 balls. However, he has been largely out of form with the bat scoring only 52 runs from four matches in this tournament. His injury could be a dramatic call-up for Pandey who smashed a scintillating hundred for India against Australia in the final ODI of the five-match series at the Sydney Cricket Ground earlier this year.

Manish Pandey Replaces Injured Yuvraj Singh in India’s Squad| World T20

Manish Pandey Replaces Injured Yuvraj Singh in India's Squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2016
Manish Pandey Replaces Injured Yuvraj Singh in India’s Squad

An unfortunate injury to left-handed batsman Yuvraj Singh has opened the doors for Ajinkya Rahane and Manish Pandey, who was named as his cover ahead of India’s semi-final against West Indies in the ICC World Twenty20 on Thursday. Karnataka batsman Pandey has arrived as cover for injured Yuvraj, while Mumbaikar Ajinkya Rahane, who was warming the bench so far, is also back in focus ahead of the all-important clash.

“I don’t know whether we should make changes but it is possible, depending on the wicket. We have to see Yuvraj’s injury as well. We would definitely like to have a replacement ready if the physio says his injury is bad,” he said.

The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee has approved Manish Pandey as a replacement player for Yuvraj in India’s squad for the remainder of the tournament.

The 26-year-old Pandey has played two T20Is, which were against Zimbabwe in Harare in July last year. He has also played four ODIs and scored a match-winning century (104 not out) against Australia during India’s tour Down Under earlier this year in the final ODI.

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