Injury rules out Praveen Kumar from first ODI

Praveen Kumar will be replaced by R Vinay Kumar for the first ODI at Cuttack AFP

Cuttack: Nov 28, 2011

India received a setback on the eve of their five-match ODI series opener against the West Indies after pace spearhead Praveen Kumar was ruled out of the first ODI due to chest injury.

Skipper Virender Sehwag during the pre-match conference had said that Praveen had “niggle” and expected to be fit for the second ODIs.

“Praveen Kumar has a niggle so he is not available for first ODI. We expect him to join the squad tomorrow and be fit for the second match,” Sehwag told reporters on Monday.

In the absence of Praveen Kumar, R Vinay Kumar will lead the pace department along with Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron. (PTI)