Irfan Pathan replaces Umesh Yadav for the last two ODIs

Last Updated: Monday, December 5, 2011 - 23:04

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Ahmedabad: Irfan Pathan replaces Umesh Yadav for the last two ODIs against West Indies. The BCCI's All-India Senior Selection Committee which met on Monday too kthis decision as pacer Yadav will be leaving for Australia early.

The Baroda pacer was enjoying a purple patch with the ball claiming three five wicket hauls in as many Ranji matches.

Irfan, who has not played for India since 2009, drew the selectors attention by virtue of his impressive performance in this season's Ranji Trophy, in which he is the leading wicket-taker with 21 scalps.

Umesh's exclusion has been the only change in the current ODI team as the selectors have retained the rest of the squad for the remaining two matches against the Caribbean side, according to a statement issued by BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale.

The last two ODIs will be played in Indore and Chennai on December 8 and 11 respectively.



First Published: Monday, December 5, 2011 - 23:25

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