NEW DELHI (AFP) - Indian seamer Praveen Kumar has been ruled out of next month's Test series in Australia after fracturing a rib, the Indian cricket board announced on Tuesday. "Praveen Kumar underwent a scan last evening and was found to have a fractured rib as per the report that came through today," the board said in a statement. "He is expected to recover in five-six weeks and has therefore been ruled out of the (ongoing) one-day series against the West Indies as well as the Test series in Australia that follows." Kumar's replacement for the Australia tour will be named on December 5, the statement added. The 25-year-old has bagged 27 wickets in six Tests and 69 wickets in 61 one-day internationals.