Dinesh Karthik replaces injured Manish Pandey for Champions Trophy

| Updated: May 19, 2017 03:53 IST

New Delhi [India], May 18 (ANI): Wicketkeeper-batsmen Dinesh Karthik on Thursday was named as a replacement for injured Manish Pandey for the Champions Trophy beginning June 1 in England and Wales. Manish Pandey sustained a left side strain during a practice session. Karthik played his last match against Afghanistan at Dhaka in March 5, 2014. "The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named middle-order batsman and wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik as the replacement for Manish Pandey," an official BCCI release stated. Following the change, the team composition is as follows: Virat Kohli (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Dinesh Karthik. The defending champions will begin their Champions Trophy campaign again arch rival Pakistan on June 4 in Birmingham following matches against Sri Lanka and South Africa on June 8 and June 11 respectively. (ANI)