Thursday 13 December 2012 

Vinay Kumar Comes In To Replace Injured Balaji

Vinay Kumar Comes In To Replace Injured Balaji
Vinay Kumar Comes In To Replace Injured Balaji
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Indian fast bowler Lakshmipathy Balaji has been ruled out of the two-match Twenty20 International series and has been replaced by Ranganath Vinay Kumar.

Balaji has a stress injury to his right big toe and will miss both matches, on 20th and 22nd December in Pune and Mumbai.

Kumar has played eight Twenty20 Internationals for India, most recently against South Africa in March and he also featured at the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 in the West Indies.

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He replaces the vastly more experienced Balaji, who was part of India's squad at the most recent ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.

The injury blow is India's second change to the squad after Manoj Tiwary was ruled out and replaced by Ambati Rayudu.

India Twenty20 International squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Ravichandran Ashwin, Parvinder Awana, Piyush Chawla, Ashok Dinda, Gautam Gambhir, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Rohit Sharma, Ranganath Vinay Kumar, Yuvraj Singh

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