Injured Sree, RP to miss second Test too

Published: Saturday, November 24, 2007, 3:35 [IST]
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New Delhi: Fast bowlers S Sreesanth and Rudra Pratap Singh will miss the second Test too as they have not fully recovered from their injuries.

The duo did not find a place in the playing XI for the ongoing first Test here because they were declared unfit. R P Singh has a thigh strain while Sreesanth suffered shoulder injury in the final ODI against Pak at Jaipur.

Dr Anand Joshi, the BCCI"s medical officer, had said on Friday that Sreesanth will not be able to play in the second Test match against Pakistan at Eden Gardens as his injury requires time to heal.

Now BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah has confirmed that both fast bowlers will have to wait for some more time saying,''RP Singh and Sreesanth have been ruled out for the second Test.''

The second Test is slated from Nov 30 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

Pakistani pace attack has also suffered a set back when Umar Gul suffered a back sprain and was ruled out of the second Test.


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