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Mayak Agarwal, Vijay Shankar to replace KL Rahul and Pandya

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

and will replace suspended Lokesh and for the remainder of the ODI series against

"for KL and for are like-for-like replacements suggested by the selectors. They will be joining the team at the earliest," a told

and K L have been suspended pending an inquiry into their sexist comments on a TV show, ruling them out of the three-match ODI series against

They will return home on the first available flight from as the BCCI suspended them Friday for their outrage-evoking comments on women, hours after the duo's on-field leader expressed his disapproval.

This is the first time Agarwal has been included in India's limited-overs' squad. He made an impressive Test debut in the series against Australia, which won 2-1, after being called in as a replacement for the injured Prithvi Shaw.

In the three innings he played, the 27-year-old Agarwal compiled 195 runs with two half-centuries at an average of 65.

The 27-year-old is a middle-order batsman from who can also bowl medium pace. He has played in five T20Is.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 23:00 IST