21.8 C
Saturday, October 23, 2021

Asia Cup: Mahendra Singh Dhoni Suffers Injury, Parthiv Patel Called In As Cover

Must read

- Sponsored Ad -

Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be a doubtful starter against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup Twenty20 International opener after the Indian skipper suffered a muscle spasm in a training session on Monday.

The extent of the injury is not yet known but the Board of Control for Cricket in Indiahas named wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel as cover for the Indian captain. He will soon join the team in Bangladesh.

- Advertisement -

“India ODI and T20I captain MS Dhoni has suffered a muscle spasm in the back during a training session today in Dhaka,” BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said in a statement.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Parthiv Patel as the back-up wicketkeeper for the upcoming Asia Cup, 2016. He will join the team in Dhaka at the earliest.”

- Advertisement -

There was also mystery surrounding young pacer Jasprit Bumrah, who did not train on the first day.

Parthiv has been summoned as precautionary measure, team sources said, adding, Bumrah is a “little under the weather and advised rest today”.

- Advertisement -

The 30-year-old left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman, Parthiv Patel plays for Gujaratin the domestic circuit, and has had a good season at home, hitting a century each in Vijay Hazare and Deodhar Trophy tournaments.

Patel, who last played for India in an ODI against Sri Lanka in the tri-series at Brisbane, Australia in 2012, had recently expressed a desire to return to the national team, saying he’s always motivated to play for India.

Online Source

The Indian Telegraph Sydney Australia

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

More articles

- Advertisement -

Latest article