Abhimanyu Mithun replaces injured Umesh Yadav

Updated: 22 October 2011 14:30 IST

Indian pacer Umesh Yadav has been ruled out of the remainder of the ODI series against England as he sustained an injury to his left hand during the Mohali ODI on Thursday.

Abhimanyu Mithun replaces injured Umesh Yadav
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Fast bowler Umesh Yadav has injured his left hand and will be replaced by Abhimanyu Mithun in India's squad for the last two ODIs against England. Umesh hurt the webbing on his hand while stopping a shot from Jonathan Trott at short fine leg during the last over of England's innings in the third ODI in Mohali. MS Dhoni, the India captain, had confirmed the injury after the match and the BCCI have now announced Mithun as Umesh's replacement.

Though he was expensive in the last two games, Umesh impressed with his pace over the series, and took two wickets in each of the first two matches.

India also have Varun Aaron, the fast bowler from Jharkhand, in the ODI squad. Aaron was on the limited-overs leg of India's tour of England as well, but did not get a game. Umesh's injury means he might make an international debut.

Mithun has played four Tests and two ODIs for India but appeared to have fallen out of favour after an ordinary tour of the West Indies.

Topics : Cricket Umesh Yadav England India India in England, 2011 Abhimanyu Mithun England in India, 2011
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