Shardul Thakur has been called to the Indian Test group to replace wounded pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) declared late night on Wednesday (October 5). Bhuvneshwar has been precluded of the third and last Test of the continuous arrangement against New Zealand in the wake of managing a back strain in the second Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
The 24-year-old pacer from Mumbai grabbed 41 wickets at an amazing normal of 24.51 in the Ranji Trophy last season.
He additionally had an effect amid India A's voyage through Australia by taking nine wickets at a normal of 20.88 in the informal Tests played against Australia A. Thakur, who is known for knocking down some pins with a decent burst of pace, was incorporated into the Indian squad amid the as of late closed four-match Test arrangement against West Indies, however couldn't make it to the playing XI.
The hosts have officially lost KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan because of wounds, while Ishant Sharma was determined to have Chikungunya, a viral malady transmitted to people by mosquitoes before the principal Test against New Zealand at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur.