India vs Pakistan: Bhuvneshwar Kumar ruled out of Old Trafford match

first_img scorecard view more view less India Today Web Desk ManchesterJune 16, 2019UPDATED: June 16, 2019 21:26 IST Bhuvneshwar Kumar bends in pain after bowling a delivery during match between India and Pakistan. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBhuvneshwar Kumar bowled only 2.4 overs in Pakistan’s chase of 337Bhuvneshwar ruled out of match vs Pakistan due to tightness in left hamstringVijay Shankar picked up a wicket in his 1st World Cup delivery after replacing BhuvneshwarBhuvneshwar Kumar has been ruled out of India’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Sunday with tightness in his left hamstring. He bowled 2.4 overs before walking off the field during Pakistan chase of 337 in a crucial World Cup 2018 match against India.Bhuvneshwar was in top form against South Africa and Australia in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. He began well against Pakistan, giving away 8 runs off 2.4 overs before Vijay Shankar completed his over.Shankar struck with his first ball to remove Imam-ul-Haq but India will miss Bhuvneshwar on Sunday.India have only 3 other specialist bowlers in Bumrah, Kuldeep and Chahal. Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar will then be expected to play a major role with the ball.India had picked Vijay Shankar in place of Shikhar Dhawan who was ruled out for at least 2 weeks after he suffered a fracture on his thumb during India’s 41-run win over Australia on Sunday.Earlier, in the day, Rohit Sharma’s 2nd World Cup 2019 hundred and Virat Kohli’s well-paced 77 helped India post 336 for 5 in 20 overs. With rain threat looming large during the Pakistan chase, all eyes are on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern revised targets.Shankar was included as a middle-order batsman but the Tamil Nadu cricketer’s all-round ability will augur well for the team in the absence of Bhuvneshwar.Meanwhile, India haven’t ruled Shikhar Dhawan out of World Cup 2019, keeping in mind his brilliant record in ICC tournaments. Captain Virat Kohli said India are expecting Dhawan to get fit for the business end of the tournament.advertisementHowever, Rishabh Pant has joined the India squad in England as a standby player for Dhawan. The young wicketkeeper-batsman trained with his teammates in the lead-up to the big-ticket match against Pakistan.Also Read | India vs Pakistan: Virat Kohli wasn’t out but he walked off. Here’s what could have happenedAlso Read | India vs Pakistan (IND vs PAK) Innings Summary, ICC World Cup 2019: Rohit and Kohli bully Pakistan attackAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow India vs PakistanFollow Bhuvneshwar Kumar Next graphs No data available! advertisement commentary India vs Pakistan: Bhuvneshwar Kumar ruled out of Old Trafford matchIndia vs Pakistan: Bhuvneshwar Kumar will not take any more part in the Old Trafford match due to tightness in his left hamslast_img read more