Munaf to replace injured RP Singh in tri-series

Updated: 01 February 2008 06:34 IST

Paceman Munaf Patel will replace injured seamer Rudra Pratap Singh for the upcoming one-day cricket tri-series in Australia.

New Delhi:

Paceman Munaf Patel will replace injured seamer Rudra Pratap Singh for the upcoming one-day cricket tri-series in Australia.

R P Singh, who suffered a hamstring injury during Australia's first innings in the drawn fourth and final Test at Adelaide, has been ruled out of action for three weeks.

"The Chairman of Selectors Dilip Vengsarkar along with the BCCI Secretary Niranjan Shah spoke to Sanjay Jagdale, Bhupinder Singh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Chetan Chauhan and the other two selectors presently in Australia, V Raju and Ranjib Biswal and decided to send Munaf Patel as replacement for R P Singh," said a BCCI statement.

Yuvraj Singh, too, is nursing an injury to his knee and is hopeful that he would be fit for the second ODI. He will be shown to an orthopaedic surgeon in Melbourne on Wednesday, it said.

Manoj Tiwari is selected as back up for Yuvraj. He will be flying to Australia as soon as the visa and other formalities are completed.

The triangular series, beginning on Sunday, will also involve the hosts Australia while Sri Lanka be the third team featuring in it.

Topics : Cricket Munaf Patel
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