India have suffered an injury setback, as wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha was ruled out of one-off Test against Afghanistan.
A broken thumb has forced Saha to take this decision.
The Test is scheduled to be played in Hyderabad from June 14 onwards.
The wicket-keeper suffered the injury during the Qualifier 2 of the recently concluded Indian Premier League.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad player suffered a broken thumb in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders, after being struck off a delivery by Shivam Mavi while batting.
Saha had opened the innings for SRH.
The franchise informed the BCCI a day before the final, which Hyderabad lost to Chennai Super Kings.
Saha missed Sunday’s encounter with Shreevats Goswami replacing him for the tie.
Saha has been advised 5-6 weeks of rest to recover fully.
India are scheduled to play a 5-match Test series against England starting August 1.
The BCCI is yet to name Saha’s replacement.
It is likely that Dinesh Karthik would get the nod ahead of Parthiv Patel, given his form with the bat in IPL.
Patel was India’s 2nd choice against South Africa.
Source: News Bytes