ICC World Twenty20 2010 May 6, 2010

Injured Praveen out of World Twenty20

Cricinfo staff

Praveen Kumar, the Indian fast bowler, has been ruled out of the remainder of the World Twenty20 due to a side strain. His replacement will be Vidarbha and Delhi Daredevils fast bowler Umesh Yadav, who impressed with his pace during the recent IPL.

Yadav, 22, got the call from the Vidarbha Cricket Association earlier in the afternoon and he will leave for the Caribbean on Friday from Mumbai. Yadav, who picked six wickets at 30 in the seven IPL matches, acknowledged the help he got from Eric Simons, the Daredevils' bowling coach, who is also the Indian team's bowling consultant.

"I am completely surprised. And that, too, for a World Cup, I really find it hard to believe," Yadav told Cricinfo from the Nagpur airport. "But I have been enjoying my bowling especially in the last year so it is bearing the fruits now." Yadav was not part of the pool of 30 probables but needs a nod from the tournament's technical committee, which should be a formality.

Praveen had sustained the injury during a practice session at the 3Ws Oval and the Indian team management sent him for an MRI which revealed the injury. He bowled only one over in the victory over South Africa in St Lucia, but his services will be missed in Barbados, where the pitches have plenty of pace and bounce. If India decide to go with three fast bowlers against Australia on Friday, Karnataka seamer Vinay Kumar could make his international debut.

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  • Dummy4 on May 10, 2010, 4:54 GMT

    only thin chance for India to reach semis is to beat Sri Lanka by 20 runs and hope Australia to continue its unbeaten run against Indies. Dhoni shld replace Jadeja with Umesh Yadav. Why to play Jadeja if he is not effective in these situations as bowler and playing at no.10 as batsman.

  • Muthuvel on May 9, 2010, 11:23 GMT

    Dhoni make Umesh play..he will win this game for us.

  • Dummy4 on May 8, 2010, 10:32 GMT

    as far as umesh yadav's selection is concerned, we'll just hav to wait and see how he performs.........but my main point is that the selectors hav been constantly ignoring Irfan Pathan frm the past one year even at the times wen he has been performing well...........a genuin all rounder like Irfan does not deserve this........his not being even in the 30-probables list clearly indicates that there is someone against him. As far as his performance in the IPL is concerned, barring a couple of matches he has been as gud as zaheer or praveen in the bowling department and his batting has been exceptional. He deserves a place in the indian squad 100 times more than players like ravindra jadeja who can't even score quick runs. The selectors now hav just got a habit of ignoring Irfan Pathan and his talent is getting wasted.

  • ysak on May 8, 2010, 9:49 GMT

    at last a sensible selection...

  • vinod on May 7, 2010, 19:00 GMT

    I appreciate the selection of Umesh Yadav. I think experiment can be done only in t20 format. MSD should play him. No other indian mfb is going to be the best in this tournament. so we can try playing any kind of fast bowlers. That too we have several options in bowling (spin) dept. So there is indeed need a experiment. Likewise SL did in last T20WC. India should play Rohit Sharma as 1 down followed by dhoni and Raina, Yuvi should be finisher. if yuvi plays at 4 down he will learn to settle down quickly and adapt to the situation. No yusf. India should play with 4 genuine bowlers. Zaheer should bowl with harbajan if MSD opt to open up with spin. MSD should use Jadeja in a manner that he can keep the pressure. He was wasted in the match against aussie. He should have bowled after 8 overs. MSD should use 2 fast bowlers and a spinner in the powerplay.

  • Tanvir on May 7, 2010, 17:24 GMT

    Hey Indians what happen 2 ur greatest team. What happen 2 ur sweetest team. 2day Indian cricket team prove that India is most ugliest & ordinary team of the world & Bangladesh is more better team than India. Shame of Indian cricket & plz India learn something more from Bangladesh. Congreats Australia bez of ur fantastic win ... Congreats Australia...

  • Shruti on May 7, 2010, 16:06 GMT

    My apprehensions have come true.Indians have shot themselves in the leg by deciding to Bowl first and Aus are on their way to a crushing victory.Honestly barring MSD and GG ,rest of the Indian batsmen in current T20 team are flat track bullies.Yuvraj is not bad but woefully out of sorts these days.

  • supratim on May 7, 2010, 14:32 GMT

    the indian pacers bowled with an attitude like they were returning home after a day's work with vegetables in bags,that is why young legs in umesh,abu etc are needed

  • Satya on May 7, 2010, 13:17 GMT

    We must appreciate selection panel for right choose. Umesh is really damn fast and especially i had seen very good wicket attacking bowlers. Even he bowls very good yarkars with good pace. I would like to see him in Indian ODI team also. Might be right choice for world cup if he continues the same performance and pace.

  • Cricinfouser on May 7, 2010, 13:11 GMT

    Everything would be forgotten like who played and who didn't, if India manange to win....the best eleven has been picked (as thought by the selectors, i don't know how) . Lets' wait and watch, but Umesh Yadav is a good choice, let the youngster make his own success map.

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