V R V Singh to replace injured Zaheer Khan

Published: Wednesday, January 2, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
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New Delhi: Punjab pacer V R V Singh would replace Zaheer Khan who has been declared unfit because of a left foot heel injury, it was announced today.

V R V Singh will be leaving for Australia immediately to be part of the Indian team for the remaining two Tests.

Zaheer, who bowled splendidly in the first Test against Australia at Melbourne, would be flying back home as he has been ruled out from playing cricket for at least eight weeks.

According to Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) secretary Niranjan Shah, ''as Zaheer will not be able to take part in the rest of the series at Australia he will return to India immediately.'' He said after consultations with the team management, the Selection Committee decided to send V R V Singh to bolster the Indian pace attack.


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