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India vs West Indies | Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Miss ODI Series, Shardul Thakur Named Replacement

India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been ruled out of the three-match ODI series against the West Indies after picking up a groin injury during the T20I series.

Cricketnext Staff |December 14, 2019, 2:32 PM IST
India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar in action during the second ODI at Port of Spain. (Pic: AFP)

India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been ruled out of the three-match ODI series against the West Indies after picking up a groin injury during the T20I series, which India won 2-1.

Shardul Thakur will replace him in the 15-man squad for the upcoming series.

"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," the BCCI said in a release.

"A specialist opinion will now be sought, and his management plan will be decided accordingly," it added.

Bhuvneshwar made a comeback to the Indian team in the West Indies T20Is after missing the preceding series against Bangladesh and South Africa with what selectors called a 'niggle' on the side.

He had toured West Indies prior to that but missed three matches in the World Cup in England with a hamstring injury. His showings in the T20Is against West Indies were forgettable as he picked up only two wickets from three matches.

Thakur played the last of his five ODIs in the Asia Cup in Dubai last year. He has also played seven T20Is and a solitary Test, against West Indies last year when he was forced to walk out with an injury after bowling only 10 balls.

India have already lost Shikhar Dhawan to injury for this series, with Mayank Agarwal replacing him in the squad.

The first of the three ODIs will be played in Chennai on Sunday.

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