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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.

India defeated Sri Lanka by 20 runs in a tight contest at Pallekele to finish the 5-match series 4-1. With this series win, India has now gone up to N0.2 in the ICC ODI ratings just behind Australia.

A brilliant partnership between Suresh Raina and Irfan Pathan helped India pull off a thrilling victory in the third ODI at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

India defeated Sri Lanka by 21 runs in the opening ODI at Hambantota. Irfan Pathan and R Ashwin played a key role for India taking two wickets each and keeping the scoring under a check.

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.

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