Irfan Pathan replaces injured Vinay Kumar

Fast bowler Irfan Pathan has replaced injured Vinay Kumar in India’s squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.

Kumar has been ruled out with a hamstring injury and will be sidelined for three weeks.

“Vinay Kumar suffered a Grade I right hamstring injury while training. He will hence not be available for the forthcoming tour of Sri Lanka,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI) said in a statement.

“The selection committee has named Irfan Pathan as his replacement in the Indian squad.”

India will play five one-day internationals and one Twenty20 during the tour which starts with an ODI in Hambantota on July 21.

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