Navdeep Saini has been injured and is ruled out of the Duleep Trophy currently underway in Tamil Nadu centres as well as the upcoming unofficial ODI series between India A and New Zealand A. Rishi Dhawan has been roped in as a replacement in the A squad.
Saini has had hamstring issues and had to be pulled out of bowling from North Zone’s game against South Zone in Salem. In South Zone’s first innings, the 29-year-old pacer bowled only 11.2 overs (1/58) before suffering the injury. He, however, batted in the team’s first innings (made four runs). In the second innings, he did not bowl. It is likely he will be reported to the NCA.