Rishabh Pant came in as a replacement for Shikhar Dhawan, who was ruled out of the World Cup with a fractured left thumb.
Shikhar Dhawan's departure from World Cup 2019 due to a fractured thumb came as a massive setback for the Indian cricket fans.
With Shikhar Dhawan already ruled out of the tournament due to thumb fracture and Bhuvneshwar Kumar out for two games due to hamstring strain, Vijay Shankar's injury will only increase tension for the team management.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, who came in as Shikhar Dhawan's cover a few days back, has been officially named as his replacement in the Indian squad.
Rishabh Pant will replace Shikhar Dhawan in India's squad ahead of their match against Afghanistan at Southampton on Saturday.
Shikhar Dhawan suffered the injury while facing Australia's Pat Cummins in India's second match of the World Cup at the Oval on June 9.
Rishabh Pant has been named as Shikhar Dhawan's replacement.
Team India held a training session ahead of their World Cup 2019 match against Pakistan on Sunday.
Shikhar Dhawan posted a video of him sweating it out in the gym with a plastered thumb.
Shikhar Dhawan is a natural right-hander, thus the injured left bottom-hand won't make things difficult for him while batting.
Virat Kohli is hopeful that Shikhar Dhawan's injury will heal quickly and he will be available for Team India's league matches in the latter half of the tournament.
New Zealand outplayed India in a pre-tournament warm-up game last month.
India have started their campaign with a couple of strong performances against South Africa and Australia.
Shikhar Dhawan suffered a thumb fracture while batting against Australia in the World Cup 2019 league match at the Kennington Oval.
Shikhar Dhawan injured his thumb during the World Cup 2019 match with Australia, will be out of action for three weeks.
The BCCI is still hopeful that India opener Shikhar Dhawan will recover from his injury in two to three weeks.
Shikhar Dhawan suffered a blow on his thumb during his match-winning knock of 117 against Australia.
World Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan was hit by a ball during his brilliant century against Australia.