The 26-year-old Right-hand batsman Manish Pandey will replace injured Yuvraj Singh in India’s squad for the remainder of the World T20 cricket tournament, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed on Tuesday.
Event Technical Committee had approved the replacement, a statement said.
Yuvraj limped through his innings in Mohali, where he twice required attention on the ground before getting out. Yuvraj twisted his ankle while batting in India’s group match against Australia in Mohali and cannot take further part in the tournament. Yuvraj scored 21 runs off 18 balls to help India win by six wickets.
Manish Pandey played two T20 Internationals against Zimbabwe in Harare last year. He has also played four One-Days. India will take on the West Indies in the second semi-final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday.