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Vinay Kumar replaces injured Balaji in India T20 squad

December 13, 2012 14:28 IST

Pacer L Balaji was on Thursday replaced by R Vinay Kumar in the Indian Twenty20 squad for the two matches against England after picking up a foot injury.

"L Balaji has suffered a stress injury to his right big toe, and has been ruled out of the Airtel T20 International series against England, as a result," BCCI Secretary Sanjay Jagdale said.

R Vinay Kumar"The All-India Senior Selection Committee

has picked R Vinay Kumar as his replacement in the Indian team," he added.

Balaji was performing decently in the ongoing Ranji Trophy competition, picking up 11

wickets in four matches for Tamil Nadu.

Vinay is also in good form, having taken 17

wickets for Karnataka in four Ranji Trophy matches this season.

The India-England Twenty20 matches are scheduled to be held on December 20 and 22

in Pune and Mumbai respectively.

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