All-rounder Irfan Pathan has been ruled out of the upcoming Celkon Mobile Cup Tri-Series in West Indies because of a hamstring injury. The 28-year-old Pathan has been replaced by Bengal fast bowler Shami Ahmed.
Hosts RCB choked from an easy winning position to end up with a tie against a struggling Delhi Daredevils but then prevailed in the subsequent Super Over. RCB scored 15 from the Super Over bowled by Umesh Yadav with AB de Villiers taking him for two sixes.
Apart from having beaten Australia in three successive Tests for the first time, the Indians have another reason to be extremely confident of whitewashing the Aussies with another Feroz Shah Kotla, in Delhi where the fourth Test begins on Friday.
Ishant Sharma may have been ruled out of the opening Test owing to viral fever, but one still needs to ask the question whether the lanky medium pacer deserves a spot in the Indian Test squad any longer.
To put it very simply, the first Super Eights game against Australia at Colombo is one India would want to forget in a hurry, which wouldn’t be all that easy as M S Dhoni candidly admitted during the post-match presentation – it will be at the back of our minds somewhere, were his words.