Injured Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul Released From India's Test Squad vs England

Updated: 27 November 2016 13:26 IST

Hardik Pandya sustained an injury during a training session while KL Rahul hurt his forearm in the second Test at Visakhapatnam.

Injured Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul Released From India's Test Squad vs England
Hardik Pandya got injured during a training session at Mohali © AFP

Mohali:

India team continued to be dogged by injuries as young all-rounder Hardik Pandya on Sunday was released from the Test squad due to a blow on the shoulder, sustained during a training session.

Lokesh Rahul and wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha were also forced to miss the third Test due to injuries but the BCCI is expecting the young opener to regain fitness before the fourth Test, scheduled to begin from December 8 in Mumbai.

"BCCI medical team confirms that India all-rounder Hardik Pandya sustained a blow on his right shoulder during a training session in Mohali. He has been released from the Indian Test team and will consult a specialist to decide the future course of action," BCCI Secretary Ajay Shirke said in a release.

"Batsman KL Rahul is also released from the squad to recover from his left forearm injury. He is expected to regain his fitness for the fourth Test match of the Paytm Test series," the release added further.

Rahul had earlier missed out two Tests and five ODIs against New Zealand after suffering a hamstring injury during the Kanpur Test match.

There is a long list of Indian players, who have missed matches since the start of the 13-Test home season. Paceman Ishant Sharma was out of the New Zealand series due to Chikungunya, Rahul with hamstring injury, Shikhar Dhawan with thumb injury and paceman Bhuvneshar Kumar with back strain.

Highlights
  • Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul were released from the Test squad
  • Pandya got injured during a training session
  • KL Rahul is expected to be fit for the Mumbai Test
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