Fractured finger forces Karn Sharma out of Zimbabwe tour
Indian leg-spinner, Karn Sharma, has been ruled out of the upcoming tour to Zimbabwe with a fractured finger as confirmed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday.
The BCCI in a media release revealed that they will not be sending a replacement for Sharma, leaving India with a 14 member squad to choose from.
“The BCCI medical team confirms that leg-spinner Karn Sharma has been ruled out of India’s tour of Zimbabwe, starting on 7 July 2015, due to injury,” said the media release.
“Karn (Sharma) has fractured his left middle finger. There will be no replacement for him for the Zimbabwe tour.”
Sharma has featured in two One-Day Internationals so far and is yet to pick up a wicket, whereas he has four wickets from the one Test match, he played against Australia in Adelaide.
In the absence of Karn Sharma, India will have to manage with Harbhajan Singh and Axar Patel as the two front-line spinners in the squad.
India will leave for Zimbabwe on the 7th July and will play the first of three ODIs on 10th of July in Harare.
India squad for the Zimbabwe tour:
Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Manoj Tiwary, Kedar Jadhav, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Harbhajan Singh, Axar Patel, Dhawal Kulkarni, Stuart Binny, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma
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