Sri Lanka in India 2014-15 October 27, 2014

Shami ruled out of Sri Lanka ODIs

ESPNcricinfo staff

Dhawal Kulkarni, who has played one ODI, comes in for Mohammed Shami © AFP

India fast bowler Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the five-ODI series against Sri Lanka with an injury. Dhawal Kulkarni has been called up to the squad for the first three matches as a replacement.

The BCCI release announcing the change did not specify what Shami's injury was.

Kulkarni, who has played one ODI so far, was quite effective for West Zone in the Duleep Trophy quarter-final against East Zone. He claimed match figures of 7 for 90 in the game. Before that, in the warm-up one-dayers against the West Indians, he had taken four wickets in two matches.

The Sri Lanka series begins on November 2, with the Cuttack ODI.

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