Stuart Meaker

Stuart Meaker is expected to play in the third tour game against Haryana Getty Images

Mumbai: Nov 3, 2012

Stuart Meaker was on Sunday recalled to the England team as a cover for the injured Steven Finn ahead of the four-match Test series against India.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) made the announcement in a statement on Saturday, saying Meaker “will return to the England Performance Program once Finn is available for selection,” according to the Associated Press.

Meaker is expected to play in the four-day game against Haryana in Ahmedabad from November 8-11.

Earlier, fast bowler Steve Finn was ruled out of the remainder of their opening tour game against India A because of the thigh injury he sustained on the first day.

“Steve Finn has been ruled out of remainder of the three-day game with right thigh strain. He will be assessed over the next couple of days to determine a rehabilitation programme,” said a spokesperson of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) travelling with the team.

The 23-year-old Finn, from English county Middlesex, is yet to play against India in Tests and has taken 66 wickets from 16 Tests.

The lanky fast bowler bowled only four overs for 22 runs without taking a wicket in the opening session of play on day one yesterday at the Brabourne Stadium and took no further part as India A raked up 369 for 9 by close in 90 overs, PTI reported.