Deepak Chahar ruled out of ODI series decider against West Indies; replacement announced

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India’s fast bowler Deepak Chahar has been ruled out of the third One-day International (ODI) against West Indies, which will be played at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Sunday (December 22). Delhi’s speedster Navdeep Saini will replace him in the squad.


After losing the series opener in Chennai, the Men in Blue won the second ODI of the three-match series by 107 runs in Vizag.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Navdeep Saini as a replacement for the injured Deepak Chahar for the third match of the ongoing Paytm ODI series against West Indies,” the BCCI said in a press release on Thursday.


“Deepak felt mild pain in his lower back following the second ODI played in Vizag on Wednesday. The BCCI medical team examined him and has suggested that the fast bowler needs some rest in order to fully recover. He has thus been ruled out of the final ODI,” the release added.

India’s updated squad for the third ODI:

Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Shivam Dube, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini.


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