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Yuvraj Singh to miss remainder of World T20

Yuvraj Singh to miss remainder of World T20
Yuvraj Singh has scored 52 runs from four games in the tournament.
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India have been dealt a major blow ahead of their semi-final contest against West Indies on Thursday as their all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has been ruled out the ICC World Twenty20 tournament with an ankle injury.

Singh sustained the injury during the ninth over of the Indian chase against Australia in Mohali where he looked to work a Nathan Coulter-Nile delivery to deep fine leg and in the process twisted his ankle.

Indian team manager Ravi Shastri confirmed that Singh suffered a minor tear to his ankle and will miss the remainder of the tournament.

India have already drafted Manish Pandey as a replacement for Singh in the squad, even though Ajinkya Rahane is likely to replace the southpaw in the playing XI against West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium.

"We've not decided [on Singh's replacement] because Manish has just joined the party yesterday," Shastri told reporters on Wednesday.

"We'll take a good look at everything in the nets and see what will be our best options for tomorrow's game."

Apart from his hard-hitting ability, India will also miss Singh as a prominent left-arm spinner as evident in the game against Australia where he picked the wicket of Steven Smith.

In the four games he has played till now, Singh has scored just 52 runs at a strike-rate of 100. 

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