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3rd ODI: Karthik, Bhuvneshwar, Shardul Replace For KL Rahul, Umesh, Siddarth

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| July 17 , 2018 , 18:03 IST

England Captain Eon Morgan won the toss and had elected to bowl first in a high class third and deciding one-day international against India at Leeds on Tuesday.

Indian Skipper Virat Kohli made 3 major changes the first one of them is KL Rahul who missed out for Dinesh Karthik, second change came in the form of Umesh Yadav who was dropped for Bhuvneshwar Kumar and third change was Siddarth Kaul who misses out for Shardul Thakur.

Regarding the change, Kohli said, “We wanted to bat first anyway, Looks fairly dry and it might break down a little. Bhuvi and Thakur come in for Umesh and Kaul. Rahul misses out for Karthik. DK was a tactical change and the other two because they haven't got a game yet”.

Virat further added that Karthik had done well in that spot and we wanted a guy in the middle overs who can be versatile and improvise a little.

Dinesh Karthik last played for India earlier this year in March in Nidahas Trophy final against Bangladesh.

India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar was likely to return even before the toss as Assistant coach Sanjay Bangar had given a thumbs up for his inclusion.

As far as far English team is concerned, opener Jason Roy missed out, James Vince has been awarded a place in the team due to his fantastic form for Hampshire in the Royal London Cup.