The national selectors have named Parthiv Patel, the previous India stumper, as reinforcement wicketkeeper for the competition. India start their crusade against Bangladesh in Mirpur on Wednesday.
“India ODI and T20I chief MS Dhoni has endured a muscle fit in the back amid an instructional course today in Dhaka,” Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur said in an announcement.
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Parthiv Patel as the move down wicketkeeper for the up and coming Asia Cup, 2016. He will join the group in Dhaka at the most punctual.”
Patel has played 20 Tests, 38 One-Day Internationals (ODI) and only two Twenty20 Internationals, last speaking to India in an ODI against Sri Lanka four years prior at Brisbane.
Dhoni, 34, has a background marked by back inconvenience, however he has in the past played in spite of uneasiness.
In any case, the group administration would trust he recoups rapidly as the occasion is the last develop before previous champions India hope to recover the World T20 L:ive Cricket title at home. The World T20 begins on March 8, two days after the Asia Cup last.
Other than his captaincy, Dhoni bats at the urgent No 6 spot. On the off chance that, he doesn’t recuperate for the primary diversion, it is fascinating to see where Patel bats. In spite of his minor two amusements, he has been a fruitful opening batsman in T20 matches, however will need to bat down the request as the main five spaces are unrealistic to be exasperates.
Dhoni’s issue is India’s second harm worry with pacer Mohammed Shami hauled out of the Asia Cup as he is yet to full recoup from a hamstring damage endured amid preparing, in front of a month ago’s constrained overs arrangement in Australia. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been incorporated into spot of Shami, who has not played for India since the 50-over World Cup in March a year ago.
In the gathering stage, India face Pakistan on February 27, Sri Lanka on March 1 and a qualifier two days after the fact. The last will be played on March 6. India’s first match in the World T20 is on March 15.
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