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Asia Cup: Dhoni injured in training, Parthiv called in as back-up

Last updated on: February 22, 2016 18:32 IST

Gujarat skipper Parthiv Patel

IMAGE: Parthiv Patel. Photograph: PTI

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s participation in the Asia Cup is in doubt after he suffered an injury during a training session in Dhaka on Monday.

Gujarat wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel has been called up as cover.

“MS Dhoni has suffered a muscle spasm in the back during a training session on Monday in Dhaka. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Parthiv Patel as the back-up wicketkeeper for the upcoming Asia Cup, 2016. He will join the team in Dhaka at the earliest,” read a statement from the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

The 30-year-old left-hander has had a good season at home, hitting a century each in the Vijay Hazare and Deodhar Trophy tournaments.

Patel last played for India in an ODI tri-series against Sri Lanka at Brisbane, Australia in 2012.