Shardul replaces Bhuvneshwar for ODI series against West Indies

Mumbai: Indian bowler Shardul Thakur replaced injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the team’s ODI squad for the upcoming series against West Indies.

The Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) said that the pacer complained of pain in his groin after the final T20I in Mumbai.

“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,” BCCI said in a statement.

India’s ODI 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.

India has already won the three-match T20I series by 2-1 and will now compete in a three-match ODI series against West Indies, starting from December 15.