Praveen Kumar, the most experienced India medium-pacer in the squad, has been ruled out of the first three one-day internationals against West Indies because of a chest injury. He has been replaced by the Karnataka fast bowler Abhimanyu Mithun.
“Praveen Kumar has got a blunt chest on the left side, and has therefore been ruled out of the first three ODIs against the West Indies. Abhimanyu Mithun will replace him in the squad for the first three games”, said BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale.
In the absence of Praveen Kumar, R Vinay Kumar will lead the pace attack along with Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron.