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Monday, March 28, 2016

2016 ICC World TWenty 20 - Manish Pandey called up as cover for injured Yuvraj Singh

An unfortunate injury to left-handed batsman Yuvraj Singh has opened the doors for Ajinkya Rahane and Manish Pandey, who was named as his cover ahead of India's semi-final against West Indies in the ICC World Twenty20 on Thursday March 31,2016 Vs West Indies in the SF 2

Karnataka batsman Pandey has arrived as cover for injured Yuvraj, while Mumbaikar Ajinkya Rahane, who was warming the bench so far, is also back in focus ahead of the all-important clash.

Yuvraj Singh, who sustained an ankle injury when setting off for a run against Australia at Mohali, went for a MRI scan soon after arriving here with the rest of the team members

In case Yuvraj Singh doesn't recover fully in time for the last-four game, either Rahane or Pandey might find a place in the playing XI on Thursday March 31,2016 Vs West Indies in the SF 2

Manish Pandey last played for India in the fifth and final ODI at SCG in the bilateral series in Australia on January 23,2016 and scored his maiden century in ODI's 104*(81 Balls 4x8 and 6x1)and guide India to victory by 6 Wickets
Australia           330/7 in 50 Overs
India                 331/4 in 49.4 Overs
Match Result      India won by 6 Wickets
MOM                Manish Pandey for his 104*(81 Balls 4x8 and 6x1)

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