Cuttack: India received an impediment on the eve of their five-match ODI series opener against the West Indies after pace spearhead Praveen Kumar was ruled out of the first three ODIs due to chest injury.
According to the reports, Karnataka medium pacer Abhimanyu Mithun will replace him for the first three matches.
Secretary Sanjay Jagdale was quoted as saying in a media release issued by BCCI said that “Praveen Kumar has got a blunt chest on the left side, and has therefore been ruled out of the first three ODIs against the West Indies. Abhimanyu Mithun will replace him in the squad for the first three games.”
In the absence of Praveen Kumar, R Vinay Kumar will lead the pace department along with Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron.