Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2018        Go!    
 
 
August 15, Wednesday 2018 2:36 AM       

       HEADLINES: Chemmanam Chacko passes away                                              Let contentious issues, extraneous debates not distract us: Prez's I-Day message to the nation                                              Erdogan says Turkey to 'boycott' US electronic goods                                              Kohli's plea to fans: Never give up on us                                              David Silva bids adieu to International football                                              13 players including Sanju Samsom served show-cause notice                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       SPORTS Next Article: Rani returns to women's hockey squad for Spain Tour  
       Karthik replaces Saha in Afghan Test
 
         Posted on :17:29:13 Jun 2, 2018
   
A A
       Last edited on:17:29:13 Jun 2, 2018
         Tags: Karthik replaces Saha, Afghan Test
 

NEW DELHI: India's wicketkeeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha was Saturday ruled out of the historic one-off Test against Afghanistan after failing to recover from the thumb injury he suffered in this year's Indian Premier League.

The BCCI today named Dinesh Karthik as Saha's replacement for Afghanistan's debut Test match to be held in Bengaluru starting June 14.

"Wriddhiman Saha has been ruled out of the one-off Paytm Test against Afghanistan to be held in Bengaluru from the 14th of June, 2018," BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said in a statement.

"He was under observation by the medical staff of the BCCI and the management has decided to give him adequate rest before the start of the England Test series. Saha's recovery period is expected to be around five to six weeks," he added.

The 33-year-old stumper suffered the injury to his right thumb while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 2 of the IPL against Kolkata Knight Riders on May 25 at the Eden Gardens.

"The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Mr Dinesh Karthik as the replacement for injured Saha," the BCCI statement further read.

Saha did not have the best of IPL this year, scoring just 234 runs in 14 games.

Karthik, on the other hand, had a splendid IPL while leading Kolkata Knight Riders. He scored a mammoth 498 runs in 16 matches to guide KKR to a third-place finish.

Karthik will return to the Test side after a hiatus of eight years. He last played a Test for India way back in 2010 against Bangladesh in Chittagong.

In 23 Tests he has played so far for India, Karthik has scored 1000 runs with a hundred and seven half-centuries.

A A
       SPORTS
Next Article: Rani returns to women's hockey squad for Spain Tour
 
 
SPORTS HEADLINES
13 players including Sanju Samsom served show-cause notice  
David Silva bids adieu to International football  
Kohli's plea to fans: Never give up on us  
Indian batsmen's troubles mental, not technical: Kohli  
Lord's Test: Stiff back keeps Kohli off field  
Messi to lead FC Barcelona for new season  
Jayaram enters Vietnam Open final  
Neeraj named India's flag-bearer for Asian Games opening ceremony  
Rathore asks athletes and officials to behave responsibly during Asian Games  
BCCI case: SC dumps `one state one vote` policy  
Pogba keen to leave United for Barcelona  
I will come back stronger: PV Sindhu  
Ball tampering, abuse threatening for cricket's DNA: ICC chief  
Anderson, Djokovic to pair up for Rogers Cup  
India stun Argentina in U-20 COTIF Cup football tourney  
Lakshya looks to continue impressive run at Vietnam Open  
Bindra, Ganguly lend support to new sports talent hunt campaign  
Bopanna skips Rogers Cup to save shoulder for Asian Games  
Can't take five days off before Test series: Gavaskar  
Sindhu loses final yet again, settles for silver at World Championships  
India lose first Test against England by 31 runs  
Would love to be Australian vice-captain: Hazelwood  
India to fight for all three gold in compound archery  
Rate this knock second to Adelaide 2014: Kohli  
Saina, Ashwini-Satwik win; Srikanth loses in World Championship  
 
Do you think there is pressure on police not to arrest Jalandhar bishop Fr Franco?
yes
 
no
 
no opinion
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy