ICC Champions Trophy: Karthik named as replacement for injured Pandey

Manish Pandey ruled out of ICC Champions Trophy due to a left side strain.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
18th May 2017

article:18th May 2017

Karthik in action during the 2013 Champions Trophy [Getty Images]
Karthik in action during the 2013 Champions Trophy [Getty Images]

The Board of Control for Cricket in India [BCCI] have announced Dinesh Karthik as the replacement for the injured Manish Pandey for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy.

According to a media release from the BCCI, Pandey has a left side strain which he sustained during a practice session.

Pandey’s injury saw him miss out on Kolkata Knight Riders’ victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League [IPL] Eliminator which started on Wednesday but ended past midnight due to a lengthy rain delay.

Karthik was part of the Indian team that won the previous edition of the Champions Trophy in 2013 but hasn’t played for the Men in Blue since March 2014.

The Champions Trophy is scheduled to be held between June 1-18, with India set to open their campaign with a match against Pakistan on June 4.


Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (wk), Yuvraj Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Dinesh Karthik (wk).