Pravenn Kumar to miss ODIs

Cuttack, India - India pacer Praveen Kumar has been ruled out of the first three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) against West Indies because of a chest injury.

Abhimanyu Mithun, 22, will replace him in the squad for the opening three games, India’s cricket board said in a statement on Monday.

Cuttack hosts the first match on Tuesday followed by games in Visakhapatnam (December 2), Ahmedabad (December 5), Indore (December 8) and Chennai (December 11).

Kumar, 25, has also been battling against a recurring elbow problem which kept him out of his team's successful World Cup campaign at home earlier this year.

R Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron are the other fast bowlers in the ODI squad.

The hosts, who won the three-match Test series 2-0 against West Indies, have also rested Sachin Tendulkar and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the one-dayers and will be led by opening batsman Virender Sehwag.

Mon, 11/28/2011 - 12:35