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ICC World T20: Manish Pandey to replace injured Yuvraj Singh.

Yuvraj Singh may be ruled out of the ICC World Twenty20 after he rolled his ankle during India’s chase against…

By Administrator in Sports on March 29, 2016

Yuvraj Singh may be ruled out of the ICC World Twenty20 after he rolled his ankle during India’s chase against Australia in Mohali on Sunday. According to media reports, news from the dressing room suggests that Yuvraj’s injury is not showing signs of quick improvement. Manish Pandey has arrived as cover for injured Yuvraj, while Ajinkya Rahane, who was warming the bench so far, Ajinkya Rahane is back in focus ahead of India’s semifinal against the West Indies after Yuvraj Singh twisted his ankle in the ICC World T20 match against Australia here. Rahane, who is yet to get a game in the tournament, could find himself playing at his home ground in Mumbai if Yuvraj doesn’t recover fully in time for the last-four game on 31 March.

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said after win against Australia, “I don’t know whether we should make changes but it is possible, depending on the wicket. We have to see Yuvraj’s injury as well. We would definitely like to have a replacement ready if the physio says his injury is bad.”

BCCI said that Yuvraj, who sustained an ankle injury when setting off for a run against Australia at Mohali yesterday, went for a MRI scan soon after arriving here with the rest of the team members.

On sunday match, Yuvraj was batting on 5 when he hopped on to the back foot to steer a short-pitched delivery to fine leg. On coming down, he tried to run quickly and twisted his ankle. Though he continued to bat on after the team physio administered him first aid, his struggle in running between the wickets for the remainder of his innings was apparent.

Manish Pandey has been drafted in as cover for injured Yuvraj. Manish Pandey made a century in his last appearance for India in the fifth and final One-Day International against Australia in Sydney, arrived in Mumbai on Monday night.

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