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Vijay Shankar to replace Pandya in Aus, Gill for NZ tour

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

all-rounder will replace suspended for India's ongoing ODI series in while rookie opener will be joining the national team during the limited over series in

"Initially, the selectors had picked for K L and for but it has been learnt that Agarwal is nursing a niggle.

"That is why the team management has asked for only one replacement in and that is Shankar. And Gill is being rewarded for his good show in and A-tours," a source close to the selection committee told

and 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 have already return home from Australia as the BCCI suspended them Friday for their outrage-evoking comments on women, hours after the duo's on-field leader expressed his disapproval.

The 27-year-old Shankar is a middle-order batsman from who can also bowl medium pace. He has played in five T20s.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 00:55 IST