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India lose another first-choice batsman as Vijay Shankar is ruled out of clash with Bangladesh, but Rohit Sharma is keen to take the pressure off replacement Rishabh Pant Vijay Shankar has been ruled out on the eve of India's game with Bangladesh He is the second top Indian batsman to be ruled out after Shikhar Dhawan Shankar has suffered an injury, with a fracture that will take three weeks to heal 

By Rory Dollard, Press Association Cricket Correspondent

Published: 16:30 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 16:30 BST, 1 July 2019

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India have lost their second first-choice batsman of the World Cup, with Vijay Shankar ruled out on the eve of their penultimate group game against Bangladesh.

Shankar has joined opener Shikhar Dhawan in losing his place in the squad, having been unable to recover sufficiently from a toe injury.

He was struck on the left foot by team-mate Jasprit Bumrah in the nets and despite playing the next two games, against Afghanistan and the West Indies, scans have showed a fracture that requires three weeks to heal.

Vijay Shankar has been ruled out on the eve of their penultimate group game with Bangladesh

Vijay Shankar has been ruled out on the eve of their penultimate group game with Bangladesh

Shankar has joined opener Shikhar Dhawan in losing his place in the squad through injury

Shankar has joined opener Shikhar Dhawan in losing his place in the squad through injury

Test batsman Mayank Agarwal, who has yet to play a one-day international, has been approved as his replacement but Rishabh Pant, who stood in at number four in Sunday's defeat to England, can expect to

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