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Kumar ruled for next 2-3 days, says Kohli

18 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Bhuvneshwar Kumar could be out of India’s next three World Cup games after injuring himself in Sunday’s win over Pakistan, according to captain Virat Kohli.

Kumar opened the bowling for India in Pakistan’s initial chase of 337, but could only manage 2.4 overs before leaving the Old Trafford field due to a hamstring problem.

The injury saw him sit out the rest of a rain-affected game that his side eventually won by a commanding 89 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method.

“Bhuvneshwar Kumar has a slight niggle, he slipped on the footmarks,” Kohli told Sky Sports after the match.

“It doesn’t look too serious and hopefully he will be ready in a few games, the maximum is three games.

“We are not too worried,” the star batsman added.

A three-game absence would rule Kumar out of group fixtures against Afghanistan, the West Indies and England, with India’s final round-robin game of the 10-team first round stage against Bangladesh on July 2.