India vs England: Rishabh Pant makes World Cup debut

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jun 30, 2019, 03.14 PM(IST)

India's Rishabh Pant bats during a training session. Photograph:( AFP )

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Pant, who flew in to join the squad two weeks ago as a replacement for Shikhar Dhawan after the opener fractured his hand, has replaced Vijay Shankar

Young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has made his World Cup playing against England on Sunday at Edgbaston. 

Pant, who flew in to join the squad two weeks ago as a replacement for Shikhar Dhawan after the opener fractured his hand, has replaced Vijay Shankar. 

Vijay Shankar has a little niggle.

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Pant is expected to bat at number four in place of all-rounder Vijay Shankar, who failed to nail down the spot over three World Cup outings. 

In the match, England skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and opted to bat first. 

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The pre-tournament favourites England need to win their last two group matches against India and New Zealand to qualify for the semi-finals and if they lose then they will have to rely on other results. 

England received a boost with Jason Roy returning from a hamstring injury and paceman Liam Plunkett came into the side for Moeen Ali.