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Shankar says hopeful of playing against Afghanistan


SOUTHAMPTON: Injured all-rounder Vijay Shankar is 'hopeful' of enjoying India's next World Cup come upon towards Afghanistan as the pain inflicted through a Jasprit Bumrah toe-crusher has subsided.

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Shankar took a brief fitness check through which he was made to do a little operating and likewise bowled a few balls underneath the supervision of physio Patrick Farhart and teacher Shankar Basu. It could not be ascertained whether the physio and the instructor were satisfied with his growth.




There were cases in the past the place a player, who has attended a pre-match press convention hasn't made it to the enjoying XI.

Shankar's responded to queries over his inclusion in monosyllables.

Are you feeling higher? "Personally, I've got a lot better," he quipped.

Much higher? was a follow-up question and "yeah" was the quick reply.

The next question was much straighter. Will you be capable to play? "Yeah, hopefully," was all that the Tamil Nadu all-rounder said.

Bumrah's yorkers can also be lethal and Shankar said he anticipated that.

"Actually, when you play someone like Bumrah, you always expect that. Still, sometimes we do miss that," he smiled when requested if he anticipated a delivery like that.


While the crew control's explanation why for sending Shankar was to ship a signal that he's have compatibility and to be had, so much is determined by the morning of the sport and prevailing conditions which could trade any second.


In case, Shankar doesn't play because of fitness considerations or crew mixture, the toss-up will probably be between Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik.


Pant is a public choice for his exciting strokeplay but Karthik's enjoy in a big-ticket match can't be left out either.

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