Thakur to replace Bumrah for ODI series against England

Jasprit Bumrah miss ODI series England fractured left thumb India cricket

Jasprit Bumrah has been sidelined for the ODI series against England, and will be replaced by Shardul Thakur

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India have called up pace bowler Shardul Thakur to replace fellow seamer Jasprit Bumrah for the upcoming three-match ODI series against England.

Bumrah had already been ruled out of the ongoing Twenty20 series after breaking his thumb during the first Twenty20 International against Ireland on June 27.

However, with the 24-year-old undergoing surgery in Leeds on July 4 and returning home, Thakur will occupy his spot on the roster for the ODI series, which begins on July 12 in Nottingham.

Thakur last represented India in the Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series in March, and recently took part in the tri-series, which included India A, England Lions and West Indies A.

Thakur starred in the series, taking eight wickets in four matches at an average of 21.37 and an economy rate of 5.02.

Bumrah is the second Indian player to be ruled out of the ODI series after spinner Washington Sundar, who has been replaced by Axar Patel.

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