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September 14, 2013
Quick bowlers Praveen Kumar and Irfan Pathan have been ruled out of the limited-overs games against West Indies A over the next week due to injuries. They have been replaced in the India A squad by Vinay Kumar and Punjab's Siddarth Kaul.
Irfan has been regularly troubled by injuries since a starring role in India's ODI series victory in Sri Lanka last year. A hamstring injury had curtailed his Ranji season, and another one ruled him out of the tri-series in the Caribbean in July. He was part of India's squad in the Champions Trophy but didn't get a game.
Praveen has also had a troubled year, highlighted by a suspension after a disciplinary breach during the Corporate Trophy in February. He hasn't represented India in a year and a half, and hasn't played competitive cricket since the 2013 IPL.
Both Irfan and Praveen had been picked for the India A squad for the three one-dayers and one Twenty20 against West Indies A, but were not in the squads for the four-day games. The first one-dayer will be played in Bangalore, on Sunday.
The selectors made one other change to the squad, including Kerala batsman VA Jagadeesh for the second and third four-day games.
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