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Sehwag out of Indian T20 WCup squad with injury


India opener Virender Sehwag will miss the Twenty20 World Cup starting later this month due to a shoulder injury.

Indian selectors named Murali Vijay as Sehwag’s replacement in the 15-man squad for the April 30 to May 16 tournament to be held in the Caribbean, while Gautam Gambhir is the new vice captain.

“Virender Sehwag has ­sustained a shoulder injury and has been advised rest,” Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary N. Srinivasan said in a statement.

“He has therefore been ruled out of the ICC World T20,” he said.

The BCCI did not say how or when Sehwag sustained the injury.

The exciting ­strokemaker ­Sehwag with an impressive strike rate in all forms of cricket, played all 14 matches for his Indian Premier League (IPL) side Delhi Daredevils, including a game on Sunday.

Sehwag did not feature in last year’s ICC World Twenty20 at England after injuring his shoulder during the previous IPL tournament, which is essentially an eight-team domestic league containing Indian and foreign players.

India was eliminated in the second round of last year’s T20 World Cup without winning a single game.

Vijay has been India’s back up opener for tests and limited-overs internationals, and has scored 417 runs, including a century, for the Chennai Super Kings this IPL season.

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