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Friday, December 9, 2011

Vinay Replaces Varun Aaron for Test Series in Australia

Vinay Kumar - right-arm medium pacer was got the place into the Indian test squad for the tour of Australia in replacement of Varun Aaron after he was diagnosed with a back injury on Thursday evening. VarunAronis India’s second first-choice pace bowler to pull out of the tour because of injury. Praveen Kumar also had been ruled out earlierdue to a rib injury. “It’s a like a dream come true for me. I always wanted to be part of the Test squad, and happy to have made the place,” Vinay said.

Despite a proven track record in first-class matches, the 27-year old Karnataka skipper had to see players and his State-mates like Abhimanyu Mithun, Aaron and Umesh Yadav jump the queue and play Tests in recent times.

Vinay has been on the fringes of India’s one-day squad for the last year and half, and he had some excellent outings against England at home as well as in the on-going one-day series against the West Indies, which increase his experience and now a days he is leading aindia’space attack with self-confidence. “ He said -I am very happy and feel privileged to lead the Indian attack,

Australia is certainly not an unfamiliar place for Vinay, who has toured Down Under a couple of times as part of the Emerging Players’ squad.
Meanwhile, Aaron said: “I have got a stress reaction in my back and that’s why I won’t be a part of the Test squad.” It’s really a tough time for Varun Arom as he is going to miss an opportunity. He will leaving for Bangalore on Monday and undergo to complete rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy.

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