Injured pacer Bhuvneshwar out, Shardul named replacement

Bhuvneshwar Kumar was on Friday ruled out of the upcoming three-match ODI series against the West Indies due to an injury he suffered in the just-concluded T20 series. Mumbai pacer Shardul Thakur was named Bhuvneshwar’s replacement for the series.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar


“Bhuvneshwar has been ruled out of the ODI series and Shardul will be replacing him,” said a senior BCCI functionary. Shardul was in the T20 squad for the Bangladesh series and till Thursday was playing the Ranji Trophy game against Baroda. The exact nature of the injury is not yet known though it is believed to be either a side strain or hamstring issue.
Bhuvneshwar had a below-par comeback by his standards as he went wicket less for 36 runs (identical figures) in the first two T20 games while ending with two for 41 in four overs in the final fixture.
Bhuvneshwar, who had a couple of months lay-off due to a hamstring injury and side-strain, has again suffered a setback only three matches into his comeback.

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