New Delhi: India on Tuesday called up Umesh Yadav, the 10 wicket hero of the Test triumph over West Indies, to replace injured bowler Shardul Thakur for the one-day squad to take on the Caribbean tourists.
Paceman Thakur suffered a groin injury bowling against West Indies in the second Test that India won inside three days on Sunday.
The Indian selection committee said in a statement that Yadav — who took six wickets in the first inning and four in the second — would take Thakur’s place for the first two of the five one day internationals.
The five match series starts in Guwahati on Sunday.
India squad for first two ODIs against West Indies:
Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, K.L. Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, M.S. Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav.