Mithun comes in for injured Vinay

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Vinay Kumar has ruled out of this week’s two Twenty20 internationals with England due to a strained right calf muscle. He has been replaced in India’s squad by fellow seamer Abhimanyu Mithun.

Vinay is the third India player to pull out of the series, starting on Thursday, due to injury. Middle-order batsman Manoj Tiwary was withdrawn due to a side strain, before the seamer Lakshmipathy Balaji was ruled unfit due to a stress injury to his right big toe. Vinay, Balaji's replacement, will be out of action for two weeks.

Mithun has played four Tests and five one-day internationals, his most recent appearance coming in an ODI versus West Indies during December last year.

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