Dinesh Karthik replaces injured Manish Pandey for ICC Champions Trophy

Thu, May 18, 2017 10:40 pm Posted: Saurabh Sharma
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New Delhi, May 18 (CRICKETNMORE): Seasoned wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik was on Thursday called as a replacement for injured batsman Manish Pandey for next month's International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy.

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"The All-India Senior Selection Committee have named middle-order batsman and wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik as replacement for Manish Pandey, who sustained a left side strain during a practice session, in the India team for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy," the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement.

Karthik, who played for the Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League (IPL), amassed 361 runs, which included two brilliant half centuries.

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Pandey, who represents the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), had missed Wednesday's eliminator against Sunrisers Hyderabad due to the injury.


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