Right-arm pacer Shardul Thakur has been named as the replacement for injured Jasprit Bumrah in the three-match ODI series against England which begins July 12. Bumrah had fractured his left thumb during India’s first T20I against Ireland at Malahide before undergoing a scan and had to sit out the next game. He was then ruled out of the entire three-match T20I series against England with the hope being that he would recover in time for the three-match ODI series.
However, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday confirmed in a statement that Bumrah will not be around for the ODIs either, and has returned to India.
“Bumrah underwent a surgery on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in Leeds before returning to India,” said the statement. “The surgery was successful and he will commence rehabilitation under the supervision of the BCCI Medical Team.”
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26-year-old Thakur, who has been added to the Indian ODI squad, has played three ODIs and seven T20Is. His last appearance for India was on the tour of South Africa, wherein the Men in Blue crushed the hosts 5-1. Meanwhile, Deepak Chahar had slotted in for Bumrah in the T20I squad.
India squad for England ODIs: Virat Kohli(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Suresh Raina, Umesh Yadav, Axar Patel
India-England ODI Series Schedule:
First ODI: July 12, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Second ODI: July 14, Lord’s, London
Third ODI: July 17, Headingley, Leeds
(With inputs from ICC official)