Shardul Thakur has been called in to the Indian squad for the three-match ODI series as a replacement for Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who is out with a groin injury.
“Bhuvneshwar complained of pain in his right groin after the final T20I in Mumbai on Wednesday,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India stated in a release on Saturday (December 14). “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.”
Thakur, who has played five ODIs, last played for India in the 50-over format in September 2018 against Hong Kong. The Mumbai pacer has bagged six wickets at an average of 36.33.
Deepak Chahar and Mohammed Shami, who also featured in the recently-concluded T20I series against West Indies, are the other frontline pacers in the Indian squad for the ODI series.
Squad: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), 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