World Cup 2019: Vijay Shankar trains amidst injury concerns in Southampton

first_imgVijay Shankar attended India’s training session and had a good warm-up amidst injury concerns ahead of Afghanistan clash.India have already been dealt with a serious blow when Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the World Cup with a thumb injury.BCCI tweeted a video with the caption, All-rounder @vijayshankar260 is just happy he got to bat a few balls in the nets. There is something more coming soon from VJ.In the video, Vijay Shankar said that he loved today’s training session and got proper warm-up before India’s next match against Afghanistan.All-rounder @vijayshankar260 is just happy he got to bat a few balls in the nets . There is something more coming soon from VJ.Watch this space for more #TeamIndia #CWC19 BCCI (@BCCI) June 20, 2019Vijay Shankar is said to have suffered an injury scare after being hit on a toe on Wednesday during a rain-hit training session. He was forced to skip Thursday’s session. During Wednesday’s training, a Jasprit Bumrah yorker hit Shankar flush on his toes and he was apparently in pain.With Bhuvneshwar Kumar out for two games due to a hamstring strain, Shankar’s injury will only increase tension for the team management.As of now Bhuvneshwar will not be bowling for eight days and will only be in contention for the England game (June 30) in Birmingham.Vijay Shankar made his World Cup debut against Pakistan and stole the show with the ball, picking up a wicket off the first ball in his World Cup campaign.advertisementShankar, replacing an injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar as early as the 5th over, got the ball to swing back into Imam-ul-Haq and had the Pakistan opener trapped in front.He made a handy contribution with the bat, scoring 15 runs in as many balls as India posted a mammoth total of 336 for 5 in 50 overs.Also Read | Rishabh Pant likely to make World Cup debut against AfghanistanAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Team India warms up in style ahead of Afghanistan clashAlso See:last_img read more