Prior to the beginning of the India-Sri Lanka one-day series many critics, including this writer, questioned the selection of left-arm seamer Irfan Pathan as a replacement for the injured R. Vinay Kumar, ahead of Praveen Kumar.
With Vinay Kumar being ruled out of the upcoming series against Sri Lanka, Irfan Pathan has been once again drafted into the Indian side as a replacement. And while Kumar’s injury gives Pathan another opportunity to prove his credentials all over again, this could well be his do-or-die series.
A hamstring injury has ruled out Karnataka pace bowler R Vinay Kumar from playing the upcoming India’s Tour of Sri Lanka. The Selectors have named all-rounder Irfan Pathan as the replacement of Vinay Kumar.