Shardul Thakur has been called to the Indian Test team to replace injured pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) declared late night on Wednesday.

Bhuvneshwar has been precluded of the third and last Test of the progressing series against New Zealand subsequent to maintaining a back strain in the second Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

The 24-year-old pacer from Mumbai got 41 wickets at a great average of 24.51 in the Ranji Trophy last season. He additionally made an impact during India A’s tour of Australia by taking nine wickets at an average of 20.88 in the unofficial Tests played against Australia A.

Shardul Thakur, who is known for rocking the bowling with a decent burst of pace, was incorporated into the Indian during the recently-concluded four-match Test series against West Indies, yet couldn’t make it to the playing XI.

Shardul Thakur replaces injured Bhuvneshwar for Indore Test match,
Shardul Thakur

Information About Shardul Thakur

Born – Oct 16, 1991 (24 years)

Batting Style – Right Handed Bat

Bowling Style – Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages of Shardul Thakur :

TypeMatInnsNORunsHSAvgSR100504’s6’sCatches
First-class395627408713.767.2702931011
List A2115512831*12.8114.28001254
Twenty201353227*11104.7600204

Bowling averages of Shardul Thakur :

TypeMatchesInnBallsRunsWikectsAvg.Eco.
First-class39697302385014227.113.16
List A2121107410422738.595.82
Twenty2013132623401621.257.78

The hosts have effectively lost KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan because of injuries, while Ishant Sharma was diagnosed with Chikungunya, a viral illness transmitted to people by mosquitoes before the main Test against New Zealand at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur. India vs New Zealand third test will be played from October 8 at Holkar Stadium in Indore.

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