England in India 2011-12 October 21, 2011

Mithun to replace injured Umesh Yadav

ESPNcricinfo staff

Fast bowler Umesh Yadav has injured his left hand and will be replaced by Abhimanyu Mithun in India's squad for the last two ODIs against England. Umesh hurt the webbing on his hand while stopping a shot from Jonathan Trott at short fine leg during the last over of England's innings in the third ODI in Mohali. MS Dhoni, the India captain, had confirmed the injury after the match and the BCCI have now announced Mithun as Umesh's replacement.

Though he was expensive in the last two games, Umesh impressed with his pace over the series, and took two wickets in each of the first two matches.

India also have Varun Aaron, the 21-year-old fast bowler, in the ODI squad. Aaron was on the limited-overs leg of India's tour of England as well, but did not get a game. Umesh's injury means he might make an international debut.

Mithun has played four Tests and two ODIs for India but appeared to have fallen out of favour after an ordinary tour of the West Indies.

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  • dummy4fb on October 23, 2011, 8:03 GMT

    i think varun aron should be given a chance

    every player should be given a chance then why varun is put out side

  • bondsehwbond on October 23, 2011, 5:44 GMT


    Well Said Ravi!!!! Players that Dhone Likes : Dhoni likes Players like Jadeja,Raina,Vinaykumar,Munaf Patel,Praveen Kumar,Zaheer,Nehra etcc...He will make them play well even though they dont perform well.. Only Exception is Zaheer who is a good player..Dhoni always looks for an oppurtunity to Praise Jadeja or a Praveen kumar in any Press Meet.... I donno why??Pls help me in this!!!! Players Dhoni doesn't Like : Sehwag,Uthappa, Varun Aaron, Of these players, Sehwag is exceptional talent and Dhoni cant keep him out!! Uthappa and Aaron are out of Dhoni's favor.. as soon as they have 2 failures, you can be sure that they will be out of the team ASAP!!! Behind all this, I like Dhoni though as he is a Match Winner.. :) He needs to be Open Minded Though!!!!!!Cannot be this Partial..Everyone wants to play for the country... hehe

  • UnitedWeShouldStand on October 22, 2011, 16:52 GMT

    @MihirMapara, South India is not another country, its part of India.When will u realise to think unified and stop complaining about the petty differences.For years, selectors have selected players predominantly from the north and finally a selector comes from the south and people look to put him down since he's from the south.Dude, this is 2011, hope u realise that and be aware of the fact that your comments are read by all.Iam sorry to say that some of our Indians still live in a closed mind set

  • sweetspot on October 22, 2011, 13:55 GMT

    @SRT_GENIUS - Had to say something negative didn't you? What quota system? Which other pacer is fit and fresh to come into the squad?

  • royalg on October 21, 2011, 23:27 GMT

    wud have preferred to see young abu nachi ahmed bowled vry well in the champions trophy showed lot of promise, has gud pace, swings it away, wat more can u ask, even young pradeep sangawan is starting to show signs of an all rounder,

  • dummy4fb on October 21, 2011, 22:32 GMT

    Im basing my opinion not so much on domestic cricket but the IPL and Champions league trophy and also the West Indies and England tours . No bowler was hit more in the champions trophy than S Aravind .No bowler seemed to bowl worse in West Indies than Abhimanyu Mithun and except for the second game against England Vinay Kumar has not been deserving . Of the three perhaps the only one that partially can be there is Vinay Kumar . Domestic cricket is a good yardstick for initial selection but once we see how the player performs when exposed to international cricketers then we can seperate the cream from the crud . I have seen Irfan Pathan turn in many a match winning performance for INDIA ,not for Baroda and for him to be just shunned for so many years is terrible .

    We are choosing these players for ODIS against England ,not against East Zone I know Vinay Kumar took plenty of wickets in one of the IPL seasons but Irfan also did .Hypocrisy!

  • the_blue_android on October 21, 2011, 21:59 GMT

    There walks in the 3rd God into the Indian Trinity of speed demons....Vinay Kumar, S Aravind and Abhimanyi Mithun....Beware Australia! Here we come!

  • cric_1979 on October 21, 2011, 20:30 GMT

    Many of them here are hyping pathan brothers alot, i agree they can do a decent job, but there are many other indian domestic players are doing a better job than them. I would appreciate the selectors for doing a good job.

  • BharathRatna on October 21, 2011, 19:02 GMT

    Who are all taking about Irfan Pathan and Some others bowlers, can compare domestic matches b/w karnataka bowlers and others, see the statstics first then talk about others. Selectors give the chance to irfan in challengers Trophy,wat happens..?He didn't take didn't take a single wicket in the series.If he taken wickets defintely selectors given chance to irfan instead of Mithun.Then in England's tour Twenty20 warm-up match varun Aaron got the chance to bowl and shares the opening the bowling but he didn't take any wicket if he taken the wickets in tat match definetly he hav chance for ODI's instaed of Vinay,in tat match he taken 3 wickets.And also varun didn't played in any Ranji Super League but he has taken in Ranji Plate group matches.

  • dummy4fb on October 21, 2011, 18:59 GMT

    Once again the replacement is a South Bowler, i mean this has been the case since Srikanth has become the selector chief. Anytime you see a batsman injured then the replacement will be 70% from South. Look at some recent examples every time there is replacement needed Badri/ Mukund/ Vijay are choosen. Why only these guys.? Why Jaffer was not selected when on England tour, Jaffer has consistently scored at Ranji level and dont forget he has double hundred in SA. Rajasthan bowler Pankaj Singh why was he not selected even when he got 50+ wickets in Ranji season.? What has Mithun done to be selected as replacement, i mean he didnt even played single IPL match, then in recent Duleep trophy took only 4 wickets in a 4 day match. Selection committee needs to change.

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