News Mobile Sports Bureau | Friday May 19, 2017

Injured Manish Pandey ruled out of Champions Trophy; Dinesh Karthik included in the squad

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New Delhi: Wicketkeeper-batsmen Dinesh Karthik on Thursday was named as a replacement for injured Manish Pandey for the Champions Trophy beginning June 1 in England and Wales.

Manish Pandey sustained a left side strain during a practice session.

Karthik played his last match against Afghanistan at Dhaka in March 5, 2014.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named middle-order batsman and wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik as the replacement for Manish Pandey,” an official BCCI release stated.

Following the change, the team composition is as follows:

Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Dinesh Karthik.

The defending champions will begin their Champions Trophy campaign again arch rival Pakistan on June 4 in Birmingham following matches against Sri Lanka and South Africa on June 8 and June 11 respectively.