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Shardul to replace injured Bumrah for England ODIs

July 06, 2018 16:04 IST

 

IMAGE: Shardul Thakur. Photograph: BCCI/Twitter

Mumbai fast bowler Shardul Thakur will replace injured pacer Jasprit Bumrah in India's ODI squad for the upcoming three-match series against England, starting July 12.

Bumrah injured his left thumb during India's first T2OI against Ireland in Dublin and was ruled out of the ongoing T2OI series against England.

 

The 24-year-old seamer underwent a surgery last Wednesday in Leeds before returning to India. The surgery was successful and he will commence rehabilitation under the supervision of the BCCI Medical Team.

"The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Shardul Thakur as Jasprit Bumrah's replacement in India's ODI squad," BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said.

The first ODI is on July 12 at Nottingham, followed by the second at London on July 14 and third at Leeds on July 17.

Surgery followed by recovery and resumption of training may take time and Bumrah is certainly a doubtful starter as far as the Test series is concerned.

The first Test is in Birmingham, from August 1.

India's squad for the ODIs against England:

Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.

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