Injured Rohit out of England ODIs; Vijay called up

Published: Saturday, August 30, 2014, 12:32 [IST]
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Injured Rohit out of England ODIs

Nottingham, Aug 30: Indian batsman Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the remaining three one-dayers and the one-off Twenty20 against England after sustaining a fracture to the middle finger of his right hand.

According to a BCCI release, Rohit, who made a gutsy 52 while opening for India in the second ODI, will be replaced by Murali Vijay in the Indian squad.

Vijay, who will join the ODI squad in England at the earliest, was the team's highest run-getter in the five-match Test series, which Team India lost 3-1.

The Tamil Nadu batsman scored a ton and two half-centuries in the 10 innings that he opened for the visitors. The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side are trying to make amends for its Test debacle after taking a 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series post its 133-run win (D/L method) in Cardiff.

The opening ODI was washed off in Bristol and the action now shifts to Trent Bridge with the third match slated to be played on Saturday.


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