Irfan replaces injured Vinay for Lanka series
Paceman R Vinay Kumar has been ruled out of the forthcoming limited-overs series in Sri Lanka after picking up a right hamstring injury during training at the National Cricket Academy on Thursday.
“I was doing some sprints when I pulled up short. It was a routine training that the NCA trainers had asked us to do. At first it didn’t appear all that serious, but the MRI scans revealed it was Grade I muscle tear,” Vinay told Deccan Herald on Friday.
Baroda left-arm seamer Irfan Pathan has replaced Vinay for the series commencing on July 21.
Admitting that he was hugely disappointed on missing the series, Vinay exuded confidence that he would fight his way back into the Indian side soon.
Vinay, who has featured in 22 ODIs so far, last played in the Asia Cup league match against Sri Lanka in Bangladesh when he claimed 3/55 in India’s win.