IND vs AFG: Dinesh Karthik Replaces Injured Saha for Historic Test at Bengaluru
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IND vs AFG: Dinesh Karthik Replaces Injured Saha for Historic Test at Bengaluru

For the historic Test match played against Afghanistan in Bengaluru from June 14, injured wicket keeper Wriddhiman Saha has been replaced by Dinesh Karthik for one of the Test against Afghanistan, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)announced today. the Indian team. Wriddhiman Saha was hurt during the IPL. He was injured in the second qualifier against Kolkata Knight Riders on May 25 playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad. 

“Wriddhiman Saha has been ruled out of the one-off Test against Afghanistan to be held in Bengaluru from the 14th of June, 2018. Saha suffered an injury to his right thumb while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL Qualifier 2 against Kolkata Knight Riders on 25th May, 2018 at the Eden Gardens,” the BCCI statement read.

“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,” the statement added.

Last Test Karthik played was against Bangladesh in 2010, but his record in first-class cricket his outstanding. He has scored more than 9000 runs with the help of 27 centuries and 41 fifties. In 23 Test matches for India, he has scored 1000 runs with the help of 7 half centuries.  

Dinesh Karthik Test and Firs-Class Stats: 

  Mat Inns Runs HS Avg 100 50 Ct St
Tests  23 37 1000 129 27.77 1 7 51 5
First-class 157 238 9214 213 42.07 27 41 377 42

Other News Related to IND vs Afghanistan Test

 Yo-Yo Test Mandatary: The players of Indian cricket team asked to report for the by 8th June 2018 for mandatory YO-YO test. The Test between India and Afghanistan match will begin on June 14th this year and after that India’s tour to England will begin.

 The yo-yo test results will be part of the fitness report that will be submitted to the BCCI before the season begins. “The players will have to undergo a mandatory yo-yo test. Though the team has been already being picked for the lone Test against Afghanistan, it’s a procedure which each player has to follow. The players, who will be traveling to England too will have to undergo a yo-yo test in the coming weeks,” the BCCI informed.

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