Ramandeep Singh was first to be on the injured list – he severely injured his right eye socket and cheekbone during his team’s opening practice game against Argentina, which India lost 1-2. Nikin Thimmaiah sustained a hamstring injury a day later leaving the Indian forwardline depleted. The duo were replaced by Lalit Upadhyay and Yuvraj Walmiki.
Both the players are expected to be fully fit in four weeks’ time. India kickstart their World Cup campaign against Belgium on Saturday.