Wednesday 5 December 2007 

Zaheer Khan To Miss Out On Final Pakistan Test

Indian pace bowler Zaheer Khan has been ruled out of the final Test with Pakistan with an ankle injury, according to a board official.

Zaheer joins RP Singh and Sreesanth on the injury list, meaning the selectors have delayed the squad announcement for the tour to Australia, instead naming 24 probables.

India travel to Australia for four Tests and a one-day international tournament involving the hosts and Sri Lanka.

They lead the series with Pakistan with 1-0, the final match starting in Bangalore on Saturday.

India squad for final Test: Anil Kumble (captain), Wasim Jaffer, Dinesh Karthik, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly, Vangipurappu Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma, Vikram Singh, Murali Kartik.

India squad of probables for tour of Australia: Anil Kumble (captain), Wasim Jaffer, Dinesh Karthik, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly, Vangipurappu Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma, Vikram Singh, Murali Kartik, Zaheer Khan, Rudra Pratap Singh, Munaf Patel, Ranadeb Bose, Pankaj Singh, Piyush Chawla, Ajit Agarkar, Parthiv Patel, Aakash Chopra