World T20 2016 March 30, 2016

Yuvraj Singh out of WT20 with ankle injury

ESPNcricinfo staff

India batsman Yuvraj Singh has been ruled out of the rest of the World T20 following the ankle injury he sustained while batting against Australia on Sunday. Manish Pandey has been named as his replacement in the 15-man squad.

Yuvraj had landed awkwardly on his left ankle off the second ball he faced in Mohali and immediately felt pain and needed attention from the physio. Although he batted for 18 balls and spent half an hour in the middle, his movement was restricted and he had trouble running between the wickets.

Pandey, who had struck an ODI century the last time he played for India, had been put on standby, and was seen practicing at Brabourne stadium on Tuesday in the lead up to India's semi-final against West Indies in Mumbai. That 104 not out came in Australia in January and since then Pandey has not played any competitive cricket.

India also have Ajinkya Rahane, who has been with the team since the start of the tournament, to call on. The team management, including captain MS Dhoni, has been vocal about Rahane's best place in the XI being in the top three, but Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli have been the regulars at those positions for a long time.

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