R Vinay Kumar was ruled out of the ongoing tri-series in Zimbabwe because of a knee injury and his Karnataka [ Images ] new-ball partner Abhimanyu Mithun [ Images ] will replace him in the Indian squad there.
"Vinay Kumar has injured his knee and has been ruled out from the ongoing tri-series in Zimbabwe. The All India [ Images ] 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.
The 26-year-old right-arm pacer made his debut against Zimbabwe on Friday, claiming two wickets for 51 runs in his eight overs, which was not enough to avert India's embarrassing six-wicket defeat against Zimbabwe.