Kuldeep Yadav added to India's squad for the third ODI against Bangladesh
Kuldeep Yadav in action [Source: Twitter]
In a significant development, India have added experienced spinner Kuldeep Yadav to their squad for the third and final ODI against Bangladesh.
Kuldeep, who has played 72 ODIs, joins Shahbaz Ahmed, Axar Patel and Washington Sundar to strengthen India's spin unit.
Earlier, he missed the berth by a whisker, as India decided to test their spin all-rounders in this series. However, the injuries to two key bowlers, Kuldeep Sen and Deepak Chahar, have forced the Men in Blue to recall the experienced campaigner into the squad.
Meanwhile, Indian captain Rohit Sharma is set to miss the last ODI and remains doubtful for the Test series after hurting his thumb while attempting for a catch in the second ODI. Veteran keeper-batter KL Rahul will lead, while Rahul Tripathi will likely make his ODI debut in Sharma's absence.
Chahar and Sen have been ruled out of the series due to hamstring and back injuries, respectively, and will report to NCA to undergo rehabilitation.
India's squad for third ODI against Bangladesh
KL Rahul (C) (WK), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (WK), Shahbaz Ahmed, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Kuldeep Yadav