Fresh injury scares in Indian team

Munaf Patel may replace injured S Sreesanth in the final Test Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

London: Aug 18, 2011

Three of the Indian fast bowlers, Ishant Sharma, Praveen Kumar, and S Sreesanth have reported to have niggle injury in knee. According to a report in Mid Day, the trio was given injections after complaint of pain in their legs. Sreesanth suffering from a flu is reported not to have bowled in the nets on Wednesday.

With plenty injury scares in the team, MS Dhoni, and Coach Duncan Fletcher, according to the report, summoned team meeting on Wednesday to discuss the probables for the fourth Test at The Oval.

The report said pacer Munaf patel will get an opportunity to play while spinner Pragyan Ojha will be ignored.

According to the report, the 13-man squad will be Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (C), Ishant Sharma, S Sreesanth, Praveen Kumar, RP Singh, Amit Mishra, Munaf Patel.