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.