Mumbai Test: Umesh Yadav unfit; Ishant Shamra likely to replace him

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Mumbai: Indian skipper MS Dhoni has declared that fast bowler Umesh Yadav was unfit for the Mumbai Test to be played against England from Friday as he has not recovered fully from his sore back.

Ishant Sharma would likely to replace him in the final XI.

"Umesh is unfit for this Test match. He has a sore back," Cricinfo quoted Dhoni as saying on the eve of the match. "We play with two seamers and two spinners, so I don`t think we can take a risk to play him in this match. He is most likely to miss this Test match."

Though Ashok Dinda was called up yesterday as the back-up bowler for injured Yadav but he would not be featuring in the match. Ishant Sharma, who was the third pacer in the team, would in all likelihood replace Yadav in the Indian XI.

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