Wriddhiman Saha has been ruled out of Afghanistan’s inaugural Test, which starts on June 14 in Bengaluru, after sustaining a thumb injury in the IPL. Dinesh Karthik has been picked ahead of Parthiv Parthiv as Saha’s replacement.
Having been struck on his right thumb by a Shivam Mavi bouncer during the IPL Qualifier against Kolkata Knight Riders on May 25, Saha faces an estimated recovery period of five to six weeks. He also missed six games for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL because of a shoulder niggle. The first Test in England starts on August 1 at Edgbaston.
More to follow
ESPN Sports Media Ltd.