BCCI have announced pacer Shardul Thakur's inclusion in the Indian squad as the replacement of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who picked up an injury, for the three-match ODI series against West Indies on Saturday.

Bhuvi's 2019 has been full of ups and downs with him constantly being in and out of the national side due to injuries.

The pacer recently recovered from his four-month-long hamstring injury and was named in the Indian squad for their T20I and ODI series against the Windies. 

This is a big opportunity for the 28-year-old Thakur, who has previously represented India in five ODIs and seven T20Is.

"The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Shardul Thakur as replacement for the injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the upcoming Paytm ODI series against West Indies," a BCCI media release stated. 

"Bhuvneshwar complained of pain in his right groin after the final T20I in Mumbai on Wednesday."

"He underwent an ultrasound scan conducted by a specialist and the BCCI medical team found that his sportsman's hernia symptoms have resurfaced. A specialist opinion will now be sought, and his management plan will be decided accordingly," the statement added.

India will be locking horns with West Indies again in the first ODI of the three-match series in Chennai on December 15 after recently securing the T20I series 2-1.

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