The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Friday, December 9 added left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav to India’s squad for the third ODI against Bangladesh.
The decision was taken after three Indian cricketers, namely Rohit Sharma, Deepak Chahar, and Kuldeep Sen were ruled out of the final match of the series due to respective injuries.
While Indian captain Rohit Sharma injured his thumb while fielding in the second ODI, Chahar sustained a hamstring injury in the same match. Kuldeep Sen, meanwhile, didn’t play the second game after complaining of back stiffness.
Here’s what BCCI said in a statement:
“India captain Rohit Sharma suffered a blow to his thumb in the second over while fielding in the 2nd ODI. The BCCI Medical Team assessed him and he underwent scans at a local hospital in Dhaka. He has flown to Mumbai for specialist consultation and will miss the final ODI. A call on his availability for the upcoming Test series will be taken later.”
“Fast bowler Kuldeep Sen complained of stiffness in his back after the first ODI. The BCCI Medical Team assessed him and he was advised to rest from the 2nd ODI. Kuldeep has been diagnosed with a stress injury and is ruled out of the series.”
“Fellow fast bowler Deepak Chahar sustained a left hamstring strain during the 2nd ODI and is also ruled out of the series. Both Kuldeep and Deepak will now report to NCA for further management of their injuries. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has added Kuldeep Yadav to India’s squad for the third and final ODI,” the statement added.
Team India are currently 0-2 down in a three-match ODI series. They will take on the Bangladesh in the third and final ODI at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Saturday (December 10).
India’s Squad For 3rd ODI Against Bangladesh:
KL Rahul (C/WK), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (WK), Shahbaz Ahmed, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik and Kuldeep Yadav.