September 12, 2017 Shardul Thakur News
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Thakur was left off India's 16-man ODI squad for the first three matches of their upcoming series against Australia, ESPN Cric Info reports.
The 25-year-old had just made his international debut last week, taking one for 26 in his maiden ODI, but with four seamers in the squad, Thakur found himself the odd-man out amongst a group that includes Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvi Kumar and the new additions of Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami.
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Fantasy AnalysisThakur started his day by removing Australia international Shaun Marsh for 10 but ended it with a double-strike that removed Rahul Tewatia and Punjab captain Glenn Maxwell, for a duck. The 25-year-old medium pacer bowled a match-high 16 dot balls to go along with his match-best figures. This is Thakur's best bowling figures of the season eclipsing his 3/35 he took in mid-April.
Fantasy AnalysisWhile the 24-year-old has extensive experience at the First-class level, Thakur has no top-level international caps to his name in any format. While he acquitted himself well against the WICB President's XI at Basseterre and has played with the India A squad, the selectors opted to go with a more experienced squad for the upcoming three-match series. Thakur and Stuart Binny are the only two who were left out of the squad from the 17 that traveled to the Caribbean for the series against the West Indies.