Test match hero Umesh Yadav replaces injured Shardul Thakur for first two Windies ODIs

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 16, 2018, 10.18 PM(IST)

Umesh Yadav Photograph:( Reuters )

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Yadav will replace injured bowler Shardul Thakur, who suffered an cinjury during the second Test match of recently concluded two-match Test series.

India's paceman got the one-day call-up for India's five-match One Day International series against West Indies which will start from October 21.

Yadav will replace injured bowler Shardul Thakur, who suffered an unavoidable injury during the second Test match of recently concluded two-match Test series.

Thakur was forced to leave the field due to a groin strain.

In the same match, Umesh Yadav bowled his career-best figures of 6-88 in the first innings, was given with Man of the Match award.

Overall, Yadav claimed a match haul of 10 wickets that helped to skittle out West Indies at a low score.

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.