Shardul Thakur replaces Bhuvneshwar Kumar in India’s ODI squad

Mumbai:  Medium-fast bowler Shardul Thakur has been named as the replacement of injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the upcoming Paytm ODI series against West Indies starting in Chennai on Sunday. He had last played for India in the Asia Cup in 2018.

Bhuvneshwar was ruled out of the three-match series due to a groin injury on Friday.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Shardul Thakur as replacement for the injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the upcoming Paytm ODI series against West Indies,” the BCCI release said.

“Bhuvneshwar complained of pain in his right groin after the final T20I in Mumbai on Wednesday. He underwent an ultrasound scan conducted by a specialist and the BCCI medical team found that his sportsman’s hernia symptoms have resurfaced. A specialist opinion will now be sought, and his management plan will be decided accordingly,” it added.

India’s squad for three ODIs: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shivam Dube, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur.

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