Injury forces Bhuvneshwar Kumar out of the Australia tour

The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) has informed in a statement that seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar will miss rest of the Australian tour because of an injury.

Bhuvneshwar is nursing a hairline fracture in his left thumb. He sustained the injury in the fourth one-dayer against Australia when a David Warner shot stuck his left hand.

“BCCI medical team has confirmed that Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been ruled out of India’s tour of Australia after he fractured his left-hand thumb,” the Indian Cricket Board informed in the statement.

Team India is slated to play a three-match T20 series, starting January 26, against Australia. The opening match of the series will be played in Adelaide, followed by games in Melbourne and Sydney.

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