While Bhuvneshwar and Jasprit returned, Shami, who was expensive in the first two matches, was left out. The right-arm paceman conceded 81 (for two wickets) and 59 runs (for one wicket) in Guwahati and Visakhapatnam respectively
Pune: Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, after being rested for the opening two ODIs, were on Thursday recalled to the Indian squad for the remaining three matches of the series against the West Indies. Mohammed Shami was dropped.
The Virat Kohli-led hosts lead the series 1-0 after winning the opening game by eight wickets in Guwahati on October 21. The second contest in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday, ended in a thrilling tie.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the 15-man squad through a media release.
While Bhuvneshwar and Jasprit returned, Shami, who was expensive in the first two matches, was left out. The right-arm paceman conceded 81 (for two wickets) and 59 runs (for one wicket) in Guwahati and Visakhapatnam respectively.
Umesh Yadav, who too went for plenty in both the games, has been retained. He went wicketless in the first ODI and gave away 64 runs. Yesterday, he had figures of 1/78 from 10 overs. He bowled the final over when the Windies required 14 to win and they managed 13 to tie the game.
When the selectors picked a 14-man squad for opening two ODIs, Umesh was not included. However, he came in as a replacement for the injured Shardul Thakur, who is ruled out of action for seven weeks.
The third ODI is in Pune on October 27 while the fourth is on October 29 in Mumbai. The fifth and final ODI will be played in Thiruvananthapuram on November 1.
The ODIs will be followed by three T20Is. According to reports, the MSK Prasad-led selection panel is likely to pick the squad on Friday.
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Last Updated Oct 25, 2018, 8:07 PM IST