ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Vijay Shankar hit on right arm during net session, update on injury awaited

India will be playing New Zealand on Saturday (25 May) in their first warm-up clash and after this incident, dark clouds are not hovering over Shankar's participation in the practice game.

FirstCricket Staff, May 24, 2019 22:18:47 IST

Indian all-rounder Vijay Shankar was hit on his right hand as he tried to pull a short-pitched ball from Khaleel Ahmed during a practice session on Friday. He left the batting session mid-way and headed back to the dressing room.

As per the ESPNcricinfo report, Vijay was facing Khaleel in the nets, who is among the four players sent to UK as net bowlers, and played a pull shot which did not come off well. The ball hit him on the right hand and Shankar rushed back to the changing rooms immediately. The official statement from BCCI over his injury is still awaited.

India will be playing New Zealand on Saturday (25 May) in their first warm-up clash and after this incident, dark clouds are hovering over Shankar's participation in the practice game.

Not to forget that Kedar Jadhav, who was deemed fit after being out of the cricket field post his injury in IPL 2019, has not completely recovered. He is yet to take part in the nets, awaiting green signal from team physio Patrick Farhart.

India play their second warm-up match on 28 May, 2019 before starting the World Cup campaign on 5 June against South Africa.

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Updated Date: May 24, 2019 22:21:05 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
Australia 5 4 1 0 8
New Zealand 4 3 0 1 7
India 4 3 0 1 7
England 4 3 1 0 6
Bangladesh 5 2 2 1 5
Sri Lanka 5 1 2 2 4
West Indies 5 1 3 1 3
South Africa 5 1 3 1 3
Pakistan 5 1 3 1 3
Afghanistan 4 0 4 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
6 Pakistan 4107 93
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254