Deepak Chahar has been ruled out of the third ODI between India and the West Indies due to a back strain. Navdeep Saini has been named as his replacement for the decider to be played in Cuttack on Sunday.
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Navdeep Saini as replacement for the injured Deepak Chahar for the third match of the ongoing Paytm ODI series against West Indies,” the BCCI said in a release on Thursday.
“Deepak felt mild pain in his lower back following the second ODI played in Vizag on Wednesday. The BCCI medical team examined him and has suggested that the fast bowler needs some rest in order to fully recover. He has thus been ruled out of the final ODI.”
Chahar played in the first two matches of the series and has failed to pick up a wicket after bowling 17 overs.
27-year-old Saini has played five T20Is and is yet to make his ODI debut. He made his T20I debut earlier this year against West Indies and won the Player of the match award in his first game.
🗣️ "He is a raw talent, has raw pace. He is one of them who can bowl 150 clicks and there are hardly any who bowl at that pace. He is someone who can build a name for himself and he is hungry as well."— ICC (@ICC) August 4, 2019
- Virat Kohli on Navdeep Saini 🌟#WIvIND pic.twitter.com/OMSuuexPEA
India’s squad for 3rd ODI: Virat Kohli (C), 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.
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