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India vs Bangladesh: Kuldeep Yadav added to squad for third ODI; uncertainty over Rohit Sharma’s availability for Test series | Cricket News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday added left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav to the squad for the third and final one-dayer against Bangladesh.
Skipper Rohit Sharma, who suffered a thumb injury during the second ODI, has flown back to Mumbai for a specialist consultation. The 35-year-old will miss the final ODI on Saturday and a call on his availability for the two-Test series against Bangladesh will be taken later.
Struggling with a spate of injuries, Kuldeep’s inclusion for the final ODI will be a relief for the team management.
With pacers Deepak Chahar and Kuldeep Sen out of the ODI series, the duo will now be reporting to NCA for further management of their injuries.
“Fast bowler Kuldeep Sen complained of stiffness in his back after the first ODI. The BCCI medical team assessed him, and he was advised rest from the 2nd ODI. Kuldeep has been diagnosed with a stress injury and is ruled out of the series,” BCCI stated in a release.
“Fellow fast bowler Deepak Chahar sustained a left hamstring strain during the 2nd ODI and is also ruled out of the series.”
While the BCCI will wait for an update on Indian skipper’s availability, it can be safely concluded that with a dislocation as well as stitches, it will be near impossible for Rohit to train and then play a 5-day match starting Wednesday.
With India having a packed schedule of white-ball games throughout January, whether the risk will be taken in a Test series against Bangladesh is there to be seen.
Bangladesh have already taken an unassailable 2-0 lead over India in the three-match ODI series, making the final contest a dead rubber.
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, Kuldeep Yadav





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