India in Bangladesh 2010 January 22, 2010

Laxman and Sreesanth wait on fitness reports

A final call on Sreesanth and the injured VVS Laxman will be taken on Saturday, according to the Indian team manager Arshad Ayub.

Laxman was supposed to leave for India on Friday but there has been a change of plan. "We will wait till tomorrow before we decide what to do," Ayub told Cricinfo. Laxman hurt his left hand on Wednesday when he dropped a catch in third slip and had ten stitches to his hand.

India had more injury worries during the first Test as Sreesanth suffered a strain on his thigh while bowling in the second innings. He left the field, unable to complete the over. Ayub said that a MRI scan was taken and that a decision on Sreesanth will only be communicated on Saturday.

India have already said that there will not be any replacement even if Laxman is sent back home and it is still not known whether Sreesanth's injury is serious enough for him to ruled out of the second Test.

Sriram Veera is a staff writer at Cricinfo

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