India all-rounder Hardik Pandya had to be removed from the India ”A team that is headed to New Zealand after he failed the fitness test in Mumbai on Saturday.
All-rounder Vijay Shankar has been picked as a replacement and is headed to New Zealand where the team will play two 50-over warm-up games, three List A games, and two four-day unofficial Tests.
Speaking to IANS, a source in the know of developments confirmed the same. “Yes, unfortunately, Pandya has failed the fitness test and has been withdrawn from the team. Vijay Shankar is on the flight to New Zealand in his place,” the source said.