Sharma, Munaf in Indian squad for Kanpur test, RP Singh dropped

April 6th, 2008 - 7:17 pm ICT by admin  

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Ahmedabad, April (ANI): After receiving a humiliating defeat from the South African team, India on Sunday made some changes in its squad for the Kanpur Test. Pacers Ishant Sharma and Munaf Patel have been inducted, while RP Singh has been dropped from the 16-member Indian squad.

Munaf Patel is fit and he is going there with the team and he is coming here tomorrow for the practice, said Niranjan Shah, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary, adding, He (Ishant Sharma) is fit for match. He is already at NCA. We are calling him here.

Selectors also recalled Mumbais off-spinner Ramesh Powar in the squad.

The South African went 1-0 up in the three-test series on Saturday after winning the second game in Ahmedabad by an innings and 90 runs.

Powar, who has played two tests, has been named partly as cover for skipper and leg-spinner Anil Kumble, who suffered a groin strain in the drawn first test and did not seem fully fit in the second test.

Shah said both Sharma and Kumble would be subject to fitness tests on April 10, a day before the final test starts in Kanpur.

Indian squad include: Wasim Jaffer, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Saurav Ganguly, Vangipurappu Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Irfan Pathan, Anil Kumble (captain), Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Ramesh Powar, Ishant Sharma, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Munaf Patel. (ANI)

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