Youngster Shardul Thakur earned Test cap in the second Test against Windies in Hyderabad. He bowled ten deliveries on the first day of his debut, but it seems like his groin injury of the right region from Asia Cup started to haunt him once again.
During his span in Asia Cup, Dubai, Shardul complained about groin soreness against Hong Kong. He bowled for four overs and took no wicket due to his discomfort at the field.
Shardul was called to bowl in the fourth over of the innings where he successfully did three deliveries, but on the fourth one, he found some strain at the right groin area which was a relapse of his injury in Asia Cup. Physio man Patrick Farhart was asked to come on the field. After a lengthy discussion, Shardul was taken out of the ground for further medication process. Ashwin bowled the remaining two deliveries of his over. Thakur’s injury would be detailed after an assessment.
The 26-year-old young bloke, Shardul Thakur, named 294th Test player of India when the team decided to rest Mohammad Shami and gave a chance to Shardul. He made his ODI debut in 2017 against Sri Lanka. Shardul has now made his existence in all forms of cricket. He was also capped in T20I against South Africa in 2018.
India and Windies will play a 5-match ODI series starting from October 21. The Windies tour also included 3 T20Is starting from November 4.
India announced ODI squad for the first two ODIs where Rishabh Pant has been called, and Dinesh Kartik dropped while Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were given rest from the national duties.
India’s squad for the first two ODI’s- Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan,KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk),Rishabh Pant, R Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, and Khaleel Ahmed.