India v West Indies 2013-14 November 14, 2013

Injured Kulkarni out of WI ODIs, Vinay called up

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Dhawal Kulkarni, the Mumbai fast bowler, has been ruled out of the ODI series against West Indies after suffering a foot injury. He will be replaced by Vinay Kumar.

Kulkarni experienced pain in his toe last evening and was taken for a scan, following which he was ruled out of Mumbai's Ranji Trophy game against Delhi, which started today.

The Mumbai bowler had earned his maiden national, limited-overs call-up after being named in the 15-member squad on Tuesday.

Vinay Kumar had been dropped from the ODI squad against West Indies after his poor showing in the limited-overs series against Australia recently.

Although Vinay finished with eight wickets in the series, he conceded 345 runs in five games at an average of 41.87, including figures of 102 for 1 in nine overs during the final ODI in Bangalore.

The first ODI between India and West Indies will be played in Kochi on November 21, while the remaining two ODIs will be played in Visakhapatnam and Kanpur on November 24 and 27, respectively.

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  • dummy4fb on November 20, 2013, 5:28 GMT

    vinay is second most wicket(8) taker against aus ...that series nightmare for bowlers ...not only for indian bowlers ...for aussie bowlers as well......i thnk he deserve the last chance to proove himself.....lets see how it goes.....bad luck dhawal....

  • dummy4fb on November 19, 2013, 22:27 GMT

    Zaheer? after strong showing in ranji games and being fit enough to play in 4 day format, why isnt he picked? sure team needs youngsters but it also needs experience in the bowling department! Zaheer being fit is an asset to the team and a million times better bowler than ishant and vinay can ever hope to be!

  • kdevil3 on November 18, 2013, 6:14 GMT

    Where is our bowling shear Head santosh pandit sorry Ishanth sharma...y he is not picked

  • vechoorsubu on November 17, 2013, 11:24 GMT

    Good move, even if you gave 20 runs per over you will be selected to Indian cricket team, Well-done selectors.

  • dummy4fb on November 17, 2013, 10:05 GMT

    Its like banging your head on the wall …a completely futile exercise. Its not fair to say India does not have pace bowling options of you dont try the options in Rahul Shukla, Ishwar Pandey, Rajput and poor Jaydev Unadkat who lost his place even after bowling reasonably well. Ishant Sharma however poor his form as certain talent , however the same thing can be said about him.

  • dummy4fb on November 17, 2013, 8:45 GMT

    @Biju - I am not sure if Rishi Dhawan is ready for Intl. Cricket as yet - we need to test him against better batting line-ups in India OR see at least another good IPL season before we ask him to play for India. ...Another thing - Not from Mumbai cannot be a justification to keep him out to accomodate Vinay, Vinay is not from Mumbai either. ...Yes Vinay is probably the wrong decision, but the core options left are - Varun Aaron...consistently unfit. Zaheer Khan...Just returning from an injury, I would prefer to use him in SA. Umesh Yadav...Same as Zaheer. Ashok Dinda...Not much to choose between Dinda & Vinay. Irfan - is he fit ? Not even playing Ranji. Also - I would not worry too much about who comes into that slot, anyway - not very likely to play.

  • dummy4fb on November 16, 2013, 16:19 GMT

    Horrible decision!! After the last one day series, Ishant and Vinay need a long break - Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, Mohit Sharma are all much better options

  • dummy4fb on November 16, 2013, 9:41 GMT

    Wow! What a great decision...The centurion Vinay Kumar has back(102 Runs in 9 overs)...Umesh & Aaron can replace Kulkarni....Why Vinay Kumar???Such a disgusting decision by the selectors....It's a request plz don't allow Vinay Kumar to play in the fields...From u'e 15 my choice are Dhawan,Rohit,Virat,Rayudu,Raina,Dhoni,Jadeja,Ashwin,Bhuvenshwar Kumar,Mohit,Shami. :P

  • dummy4fb on November 15, 2013, 20:15 GMT

    Why selectors cannot select Rishi Dhawan (What he need to prove more), he batting well and also bowling well. He is not from Mumbai; may be that's why? Very poor decision.

  • dummy4fb on November 15, 2013, 19:13 GMT

    Wow this guy like a bad coin keeps coming back...

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