Tamil Nadu batsman Dinesh Karthik has been called in as replacement for injured Manish Pandey for the Champions Trophy starting from June 1.
Karthik played well in the IPL scoring 361 runs in 14 matches at an average of 36.10. He was an integral part of the Gujarat Lions middle order. He was also the best batsman in the last edition of Vijay Hazare Trophy 2016-17, scoring total of 607 runs from just 9 innings at with average of 86.71 and an impressive strike-rate of 102.01.
He was also a part of Indian team that had lifted the Champions Trophy in England in 2013.
India’s group also includes Sri Lanka and South Africa, apart from Pakistan. India will start its campaign on June 4 against arch-rival Pakistan.