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.