Vijay Shankar out, Mayank Agarwal in
With his decent and reliable performance, Vijay Shankar has got world cup berth under the all-rounders' category, who became handy for the team India in the CWC 19 with both bat and bowl after Hardik Pandya.
If both all-rounders in the team, the captain has a chance to take either extra batsman or bowler depend on the pitch conditions. Vijay Shankar who has been part of team India's final XI has been rested in yesterday's match against England due to the toe injury.
As per the latest reports, Vijay Shankar is ruled out of CWC 19 and the talented young cricketer, Mayank Agarwal gets the call. He will join the team for the next matches.
There is criticism too as the management is not considered Ambati Rayudu in place of Vijay Shankar. Mayank Agarwal has a good record in England soil as well as the first class career.
In England, Mayank Agarwal has played 6 innings with an average of 88.40 and strike rate of 113.62. And also he scored three centuries with 442 runs.
In List A cricket, he scored 1745 runs with 58.23 average. He has made 7 100s and 6 50s. His strike rate is 105.75.
Mayank Agarwal' selection indicates that he would open an innings along with Rohit Sharma whereas KL Rahul is consuming too many deliveries which apparently putting a lot of pressure on the other batsmen. Even KL Rahul is not rotating strike.