Wednesday 30 November 2011 

Praveen Kumar Out Of West Indies And Australia Series

Praveen Kumar Out Of West Indies And Australia Series
Praveen Kumar Out Of West Indies And Australia Series
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Indian swing bowler Praveen Kumar has been ruled out of the entire One-Day International series against the West Indies and the Test series in Australia.

He was originally sidelined for the first three ODIs against the West Indies with a chest problem but further scans have diagnosed a fractured rib.

He has been given a recovery period of five to six weeks, immediately ruling him out of India's next two international engagements.

A replacement player for the tour of Australia will be named on 5th December and he will be targeting the Commonwealth Bank Series, where India play Australia and Sri Lanka following the four-match Test series in Australia, for his comeback.

Abhimanyu Mithun was named as his replacement for the first three ODIs against the West Indies and the selectors will meet in Ahmedabad on 5th December to also name their squad for the final two ODIs.

India lead the series 1-0 after a thriling one-wicket victory in the opening match in Cuttack.

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