Mumbai: R Vinay Kumar was ruled out of the ongoing tri-series because of his knee injury and his Karnataka new-ball partner Abhimanyu Mithun will replace him in the Indian squad.
"Vinay Kumar has injured his knee and has been ruled out from the ongoing tri-series in Zimbabwe. The All India Senior Selection Committee of the BCCI has chosen Abhimanyu Mithun as replacement for Vinay Kumar," BCCI secretary N Srinivasan said in a statement.
"He (Mithun) will fly out as soon as formalities are completed," he added.
Kumar had just made his debut against Zimbabwe picking up 2 wickets for 52 runs in 8 overs which was not enough to stop Zimbabwe from overhauling India's score.
Abhimanyu Mithun his palyed one ODI so far against South Africa at Ahmedabad in February.