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Rishi Dhawan replaces Bhuvneshwar Kumar in India T20 squad

Rishi Dhawan replaces Bhuvneshwar Kumar in India T20 squad
It has been a tough tour for Bhuvneshwar Kumar after ending wicketless in both the games he played.
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Indian all-rounder Rishi Dhawan has been named as the replacement for the injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the squad to face Australia in the Twenty20 International series.

It was in the fourth ODI, Kumar sustained the injury when he tried to stop a David Warner shot off his own bowling which led to a fractured thumb.

Kumar, who was originally drafted into the squad in the place of injured Mohammad Shami, had a disappointing series after failing to pick a single wicket in his two appearances.

His replacement Dhawan will continue to stay in Australia after being part of the One-Day International series where he picked just one wicket in three games.

India have also retained Gurkeerat Singh Maan as a cover for injured Ajinkya Rahane who split his webbing while fielding in the fourth ODI. 

The first T20I between Australia and India is scheduled to begin on 26th January in Adelaide. 

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