Ishan Porel likely to miss Vijay Hazare Trophy

Porel will arrive Kolkata on Tuesday morning and will go on the recovery process for his ruptured tissue on the out step of left foot.

In the final, Ishan Porel took two wickets as India defeated Australia by eight wickets to clinch its record fourth U-19 World Cup title.   -  PTI

In a strong blow to Bengal’s campaign, India’s U19 World Cup winning pacer Ishan Porel is likely to be ruled out of the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy due to a foot injury.

“As a precautionary measure, he (Porel) has been advised rest. We don’t want to aggravate his injury,” an official said. 2017’s finalists Bengal lost to Maharashtra by seven wickets in its group B opener at Nadaun in Himachal Pradesh on Monday.

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Porel will arrive Kolkata on Tuesday morning and will go on the recovery process for his ruptured tissue on the out step of left foot. According to his coach Bibhash Das, such type of injury takes at least “three weeks to recover”.

“He played with the injury in the knockout stages,” Das said about Porel, who took four wickets in India’s comprehensive win over Pakistan in the U19 World Cup semi-final.

In the final, Porel took two wickets as India defeated Australia by eight wickets to clinch its record fourth U19 World Cup title.