Bhuvneshwar pulls out due to gastric problem

The right-arm seamer is expected to be fit for the second T20I in Lucknow.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar was replaced by Umesh Yadav in the first T20I.   -  K. R. Deepak

India’s premier seamer Bhunveshwar Kumar pulled out of the first T20I against West Indies on Sunday owing to a gastric problem.

“Bhuvneshwar Kumar has a gastric complaint and is expected to be fit for the second T20I in Lucknow (on November 6),” BCCI media manager said.

Umesh Yadav replaced Kumar while Kuldeep Yadav was picked ahead of Yuzvendra Chahal.

India handed debuts to left-arm spin-bowling all-rounder Krunal Pandya and left-arm quick Khaleel Ahmed in its first-ever T20I at home without MS Dhoni.

West Indies line-up had three debutants in fast bowler Oshane Thomas, left-arm spin-bowling all-rounder Khary Pierre, and batting all-rounder Fabian Allen.

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