Mohali: Indian cricket team has been hit hard with injuries as key batsmen Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir are doubtful for the fourth One-day international against Australia on Monday.
Both these players sustained injuries during India's third cricket one-dayer against Australia in New Delhi.
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Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has been called up to the team as cover, a statement by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Sunday.
"Dinesh Karthik will be joining the Indian team in Mohali," BCCI statement said.
"A final decision on the availability of Sehwag and Gambhir for the fourth match will be taken on Monday morning."
India lead the seven-match series 2-1 after victories at New Delhi and Nagpur. Australia won the opening match at Vadodara by four runs.
Karthik, 24, was overlooked for the current series after featuring in the Champions Trophy in South Africa in September-October.
He has scored 502 runs in 33 one-day internationals at 23.90 and is also likely to be a backup for captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni behind the stumps.