Vijay Shankar set to undergo tests at NCA for toe injury

Indian all-rounder Vijay Shankar's toe injury is set to be assessed at the National Cricket Academy on Sunday.

Vijay Shankar was hurt on his toe from a yorker bowled by Jasprit Bumrah.   -  AP Photo

Vijay Shankar is set to undergo tests at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) to assess the toe injury, which cut short his World Cup campaign earlier this month.

Vijay was struck on the left toe by a yorker from team-mate Jasprit Bumrah during the nets and suffered a non-displaced fracture. The injury ruled him out for the rest of the tournament, where India exited at the semifinal stage on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old played in three World Cup matches, scoring 58 runs and picking two wickets.

"I will be going to the NCA tomorrow and will have it (toe) assessed. I will get to know the extent of the injury in the next three-four days," said Vijay, during the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) Season-4 launch here on Saturday.

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India-A commitments and injuries meant Vijay has not featured in any of the three editions of the tournament.

"I hope to make my debut in the TNPL this year. I will hope to give my best to Chepauk Super Gillies if I get to play," said Vijay, who was retained by the 2017 champion for the upcoming season.  

On TNPL's growth, he said, "Every year TNPL has made an impact in domestic circles. It's a great platform for many cricketers."

He added, "I think whoever did well [in TNPL] have been picked for Tamil Nadu and have made their mark in IPL (Indian Premier League) so it's a good platform. Washi (Washington Sundar), Varun Charkravarthy, Murugan Ashwin... these guys are bedded into the IPL. I wish more cricketers [from TNPL] go on to play in the IPL."

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