India release injured Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul expected to be fit for Mumbai Test

India released injured Hardik Pandya while KL Rahul is expected to be fit for the fourth Test against England in Mumbai.

By: Express Web Desk | Published:November 27, 2016 11:44 am
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India made more changes to an already unstable squad for the England series when the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the that injured Hardik Pandya has been released from the squad. Hardik was picked for the first time in a Test squad but didn’t feature in any of the three Tests India have played against England so far.

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KL Rahul, who has been in and out of the squad, is expected to be fit for the fourth Test against England which begins only on December 8 in Mumbai. He played the second Test in Vizag after missing the second and third Test against New Zealand in October and later missing the first Test against England in Rajkot this month.

“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.