India have suffered a further blow to their chances of beating England in the One-Day International series with the news that Sachin Tendulkar will miss the rest of the series.
Tendulkar suffered a toe injury and played no part in the opening match of the series, which was washed out in Chester-le-Street and India have named Subramaniam Badrinath as his replacement.
India have already had to deal with injuries to batsmen Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma and are also missing bowlers Ishant Sharma, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh during a difficult tour which saw them lose the Test series 4-0 and the one-off Twenty20 International at Old Trafford.
England are set to tour India for a one-day series in October which would in theory give Tendulkar the chance to score an unprecedented 100th international century.
Prior to that, Tendulkar's Indian Premier League franchise the Mumbai Indians are in action in the Champions League Twenty20 which begins on 23rd September.
The closest Tendulkar came during this tour to reaching three figures for the 100th time was at The Oval, where he scored 91 in the fourth and final Test.
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