India in Australia 2015-16 January 23, 2016

Rishi Dhawan replaces injured Bhuvneshwar in T20 squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bhuvneshwar Kumar fractured his left thumb during the fourth ODI in Canberra. © AFP

A fractured left thumb has ruled Bhuvneshwar Kumar out of the T20 series against Australia. Rishi Dhawan, who is part of India's ODI squad, will stay on in Australia as Bhuvneshwar's replacement.

Bhuvneshwar picked up the injury while trying to stop a David Warner straight drive off his own bowling during the fourth ODI in Canberra. The injury forced him out of the fifth ODI in Sydney, with India picking the debutant Jasprit Bumrah in his place.

Ajinkya Rahane also sat out the Sydney ODI with an injury, having split his webbing while fielding in Canberra. Gurkeerat Singh has been named as cover for Rahane in the T20 squad.

The three-match T20 series will begin on Tuesday in Adelaide.

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