BAN vs IND 3rd ODI: A spate of injuries within the Indian team has become a matter of concern for the team management. Half of the squad has been ruled out of the third ODI while some are even doubtful for the Test Series. And to tackle this troublesome situation BCCI & team management are zeroing down like-for-like replacements for injured players. To add some power to the fragile-looking Indian team, BCCI has named Kuldeep Yadav in the ODI squad for the third ODI.
Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Sen walks out, Kuldeep Yadav comes in
The development comes just a day after India’s Head Coach Rahul Dravid confirmed that Rohit Sharma, Kuldeep Sen & Deepak Chahar will not play in BAN vs IND 3rd ODI due to their respective injuries. India Captain Rohit Sharma dislocated his thumb while fielding during the second ODI following that he was taken for scans. Even after getting injured he returned to the field to bat at No 9 with a heavily bandaged thumb during the second ODI & played a brave knock of 51 runs. However, looking at the nature of his injury he has been ruled out of the final ODI & has been flown back to Mumbai where he will consult a specialist. There are chances that he will miss the Test series also. India A Captain Abhimanyu Easwaran might walk in as Rohit Sharma’s replacement in the Test Series.
On the other hand, India’s fast bowling department too looks depleted with Kuldeep Sen & Deepak Chahar ruled out of the third ODI. Kuldeep sustained a stress injury during the first ODI while Deepak Chahar encountered a hamstring injury during the second ODI. Both the pacers will now report to NCA to undergo rehabilitation. In order to provide a balance to India’s pace attack, Kuldeep Yadav has been added to the squad for the third ODI. Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik & Shardul Thakur will lead the pace department. And now the addition of Kuldeep Yadav will provide stability to the squad.
Meanwhile, in the absence of regular Captain Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul will stand in as captain in the third ODI. The final third ODI would be played at Chattogram on 10th December, Saturday.
BAN vs IND 3rd ODI: India’s squad
Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (C) (WK), Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Shahbaz Ahmed, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishan Kishan (WK), Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Kuldeep Yadav.