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2019 World Cup: Bhuvneshwar Kumar ruled out of India-Pakistan clash with hamstring niggle

It is learnt that Bhuvneshwar slipped on a foothole while delivering a ball during the fourth over of the 337 chase against Pakistan in Manchester.

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New Delhi Published on: June 16, 2019 21:34 IST
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2019 World Cup: Bhuvneshwar Kumar ruled out of India-Pakistan clash with hamstring niggle

India suffered yet another injury scare after senior pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar suffered a hamstring niggle while bowling against Pakistan in their World Cup game here Sunday.

According to BCCI media team, Bhuvneshwar suffered "tightness in his left hamstring" which forced him to leave the field after bowling 2.4 overs. He will take no further part in the game. His figures were 2.4-0-8-0. 

The team's designated 12th man Ravindra Jadeja took the field for the remainder of the Pakistan run chase.

It is yet to be ascertained how serious Bhuvneshwar's injury is. If it turns out to be a tear, it will be another big jolt for India and he will be the second player after Shikhar Dhawan to sustain an injury during the tournament.

Dhawan has suffered a hairline fracture and is out for a minimum period of two weeks. 

If Bhuvneshwar does not get fit in time for the Afghanistan game in Southampton on June 22, then Mohammed Shami will come in his place.

In the worst case scenario, if Bhuvneshwar is ruled out of the tournament, India's back-up pacer Khaleel Ahmed is travelling with the team.

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