Deepak Chahar ruled out of 3rd ODI vs West Indies, Navdeep Saini named replacement
New Delhi : Indian pacer Deepak Chahar has been ruled out of the third ODI against West Indies due to an injury. Delhi's Navdeep Saini will be replacing him in the team.
According to a news report, Deepak felt mild pain in the lower back following the second ODI played in Vizag on Wednesday. After complete examination by the BCCI medical team, he has been advised rest for a couple of days to fully recover from the injury.
Following the assessment, Chahar has been ruled out of the third ODI.
With the decision, India will have to brainstorm their pace attack considering the fact that Bhuvneshwar Kumar is also sitting out from the team due to his injury.
Earlier on Wednesday, India came up with an all-round performance in Visakhapatnam with both bat and ball to level the 3-ODI series 1-1 on Wednesday. Batting first, India scored a brilliant 387/5 with the help of hundreds from Rohit Sharma (159) and KL Rahul (102). Later, they bundled out West Indies for 280 to draw level.
India will be playing the 3rd and final match in Cuttack on December 22.
India's squad for 3 ODIs: Virat Kohli(Captain), Rohit Sharma (VC), Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shivam Dube, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini