Vijay Shankar happens to be the youngest member of the Indian squad (in terms of matches played) for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England. The all-rounder only made his debut earlier this year, playing his first match against Australia in Australia. His versatile batting and disciplined bowling can help India do wonders, where playing conditions favour players like him. Team India at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Squad, Player Profiles of India National Cricket Team for CWC19.
Vijay seems fairly talented and could help India fill the deficit of an all-rounder in England. It’ll be tough for him to break into the playing XI, with teammate Hardik Pandya himself being in stupendous form. However, Vijay can be a like-for-like replacement player, given a player faces a dip in form mid-tournament, or someone’s injured. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule: Full Timetable Including Team India’s Fixtures, Venue and Match Timings.
Vijay Shankar was chosen in the Indian team over Ambati Rayudu – the latter till then, looked almost a certainty in the side for the World Cup 2019. However, the Indian selectors chose Vijay over a more-experienced Rayudu – where the selectors said that it was due the availability of three dimensions, i.e. bowling, batting, and fielding, Vijay was selected.
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In the number of limited opportunities that Vijay Shankar has got since he made his debut this year, Vijay Shankar has shown a lot of promise. His numbers might do justice to the talent he possesses and the contributions that he has made in those crucial times. As Shankar heads to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with an experience of playing only 9 matches, we take a look at his cricketing record.
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Vijay Shankar’s debut came at a time when Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were unprecedently called back from the Indian team, following their remarks on the talk show – Koffee with Karan – hosted by Karan Johar. It was then when the national call-up came too suddenly for the all-rounder.
However, with talent and skills that he has, Vijay Shankar will be looking forward to proving that his selection was not just a lucky-go situation. Vijay might not feature in all the matches at ICC World Cup 2019, but would be eyeing to make the most the opportunities given to him. Stay tuned to LatestLY for all the latest updates about India’s campaign at ICC World Cup 2019.