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India T20 squad: Rishi Dhawan replaces injured Kumar

January 23, 2016 10:34 IST

Rishi Dhawan

Rishi Dhawan. Photograph: PTI

Paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar will miss India's three-match Twenty20 series in Australia with a thumb injury and will be replaced by all-rounder Rishi Dhawan, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said on Saturday. 

India also brought in Gurkeerat Singh Mann, part of their one-day

side in Australia, as cover for Ajinkya Rahane, who split the webbing on his right hand while fielding in Wednesday's ODI defeat in Canberra. 

In the same match, Kumar fractured the thumb in his left hand trying to stop a David Warner straight drive off his own bowling. 

Adelaide will host the first Twenty20 international on Tuesday, followed by matches in Melbourne (January 29) and Sydney (January 31). 

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