Sreesanth replaced injured Praveen Kumar

S Sreesanth was included in India's Cricket World Cup squad after fellow-pacer Praveen Kumar was ruled out of the tournament due to injury.

Praveen failed to recover from the elbow injury that he sustained during the tour to South Africa in January. He went to UK for a couple of days for further treatment but the reports of his progress were not encouraging, forcing India to make the change.

Sreesanth has established himself in the Test side but has been on the fringes of the one-day outfit. He has played only 51 one-dayers in more than five years since his debut in 2005, and has a bloated career economy rate of 6.01. But he proved effective in the two ODIs he's played over the past 12 months, bagging seven wickets for 77 runs.

The other fast bowlers in the Indian squad are Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra and Munaf Patel.

The World Cup begins on February 19, with India taking on Bangladesh in the opener in Dhaka

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