Bhuvneshwar Kumar ruled out of final Test against NZ

Last Updated: Thu, Oct 06, 2016 10:44 hrs
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Indian seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been ruled out of the third and final Test in Indore against New Zealand with a back strain and medium pacer Shardul Thakur was named as the replacement.

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"The All-India Senior Selection Committee have named medium pacer Shardul Thakur as the replacement for injured pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the Indian Team," said a BCCI release.

Kumar sustained the injury during the second Test at Eden Garden in Kolkata, which India won by 178 runs. He took six wickets in the match, including a five-wicket haul in the first innings.

India have already won the three-match series with comprehensive victories in Kanpur and Kolkata.

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