Bhuvneshwar Kumar Replacement in 3rd Test
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who suffered a back strain in Kolkata Test, has been ruled out of the third match at Indore. It's a big blow for Indian team, but a sigh of relief for Mumbai pacer Shradul Thakur who returned uncapped from West Indies last month despite being a part of 17-member squad. Although Thakur has joined the team as Bhuvneshwar Kumar replacement in 3rd Test on BCCI call, his spot in the playing eleven still remains indecisive. Why? One of the most experienced bowlers Umesh Yadav is out there on the bench with hopes to get another chance. Irrespective of whatever the selectors' final verdict may be, we hope to see Shradul Thakur in Indore Test.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar replacement in 3rd Test is no secret now as BCCI has called up Shradul Thakur to compensate the loss. Playing from Mumbai, Thakur has had a fantastic Ranji session wherein he picked up 41 wickets at an impressive average of 24.51. Also, on India A's tour of Australia, he made an impact by taking 9 wickets in the unofficial Test against Australia A. These figures are not the reason why he has been called up in the Test squad. However, what advocates Thakur's comeback to the team is Bhuvneshwar Kumar's injury. Will selectors give a chance to Shradul Thakur in Indore Test? We, hope they will go with Thakur instead of Yadav.
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