The Hush Post|11:55am| 1-min-read
India’s fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been ruled out for at least the next two games due to a hamstring niggle. Skipper Virat Kohli confirmed this after India vs Pakistan clash on Sunday. Mohammed Shami will replace Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the forthcoming matches, Virat Kohli said.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up the niggle in his third over against Pakistan.
“Slight niggle for Bhuvi, he slipped on one of the footmarks. He’s out for two, maybe three games, but he should come back for us at some stage during this tournament. He is very important for us,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony after India defeated Pakistan by 89 runs.
India’s next three games are against Afghanistan (June 22), West Indies (June 27) and England (June 30).
It is the second big jolt for India after Shikhar Dhawan had to be left out due to a thumb injury.
The Indian opener is expected to get back in the latter half of the World cup.