Bhuvneshwar Kumar ruled out of next 2-3 games due to hamstring niggle

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London: After Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was on Sunday ruled out of India’s next two to three World Cup matches after he developed a niggle in his left hamstring during the clash against Pakistan.

Sources said Bhuvneshwar Kumar yesterday developed a niggle in his left hamstring during the clash against Pakistan. Following which, the team designated 12th man Ravindra Jadeja who took the field for the remainder of Pakistan run chase.

According to BCCI media team, Bhuvneshwar suffered “tightness in his left hamstring” which forced him to leave the field after bowling 2.4 overs. He will take no further part in the game. His figures were 2.4-0-8-0.

Later, Kohli confirmed that he will be replaced by Mohammed Shami in the following games.

Earlier, Bhuvneshwar had walked off the field when he failed to complete his third over after slipping on the landing crease.

India’s next three games are against Afghanistan (June 22), West Indies (June 27) and England (June 30).

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