Manchester: India paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar is likely to miss two to three matches at the ICC World Cup 2019 after sustaining a hamstring injury against Pakistan on Sunday (June 16), captain Virat Kohli has confirmed.

Bhuvneshwar went off the field after bowling just 2.4 overs for eight runs. Later, the Indian team management said he has tightness in his left hamstring. He did not take further part in the match, which was won by India at Old Trafford, Manchester.

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After the win, Kohli said it is a slight niggle and Bhuvneshwar will return to play at the later stage of the tournament. 

“It is a slight niggle for Bhuvi, he slipped on one of the footmarks. He's out for two, maybe three games, but he should come back for us at some stage during this tournament,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

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On the victory, the skipper said, “Rohit's knock was outstanding again. KL (Rahul) helped Rohit, who showed why he's such a good ODI player again today. It was a team effort to get to 336.

“Kuldeep Yadav was brilliant. Babar (Azam) and Fakhar (Zaman) were trying to play him out, but I wanted him to have a longer spell. The ball to dismiss Babar was an outstanding delivery. I think today was the best he bowled at this World Cup.”

With this win, India made it 7-0 against Pakistan in World Cups. India have never lost to their neighbours in World Cup since 1992. India’s next game is against Afghanistan on June 22.