England v India, 1st ODI, Chester-le-Street September 3, 2011

Tendulkar and Rohit injured

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Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma are the latest additions to India's long list of injured players during their tour of England. Tendulkar missed the first ODI at Chester-le-Street because of an aggravation of an old toe injury, while Rohit fractured his right index finger off the first ball he faced, an injury likely to rule him out of the series.

"Sachin Tendulkar is suffering from an inflammation to the bone in his big toe on the right foot," Shivlal Yadav, India's manager, told ESPNcricnfo. "In the past he had a fracture to this bone and yesterday, after the training, he felt a little pinch. In the morning he went for a light jog and felt pain. Immediately he spoke to Ashish Kaushik, the Indian team physio, and both felt it would be safe to rest him for this match. On Monday Tendulkar will visit a surgeon in London."

Rohit was struck on the glove by a short ball from Stuart Broad off the first ball he faced. He received some attention from the physio and grimaced when the swollen index finger on his right hand was touched. He left the field immediately and went to the hospital, where scans revealed a fracture.

The extent of the damage will be ascertained when Rohit visits a hand specialist, Rupert Eckersley, in London on Monday, after which a decision will be taken on his continued participation on the tour. However, India's captain, MS Dhoni, was not optimistic. "It does not look like Rohit will feature in the series," he said after the game was washed out.

India have been rocked by a series of injuries on this tour of England, beginning with Zaheer Khan's hamstring pull on the first day of the Lord's Test. Following his withdrawal from the series, the BCCI said he not only suffered from a recurring hamstring problem, but also required surgery on his right ankle. Yuvraj fractured a finger on his left hand, while Harbhajan strained his stomach muscle, during India's crushing defeat in the second Test at Trent Bridge, ruling them out of the rest of the tour.

Opener Virender Sehwag, it was understood, had not completely recovered from the shoulder surgery he underwent immediately after the IPL in May, and was suffering from hearing problems in his left ear, after being exposed to a loud sound on July 24, according to the team management. In another major setback, Gautam Gambhir failed to recover from a concussion he picked up while fielding on the third day of the final Test, subsequently missing the limited-overs leg of the tour. He had also missed the second Test at Trent Bridge after being struck on the elbow at Lord's.

Praveen Kumar had also joined India's long list of injured, missing the fourth Test at The Oval because of an injury to his left ankle, before recovering in time for the Twenty20 international on August 31. Ishant Sharma wasn't as fortunate, returning home after the Tests following a ligament injury to his left ankle, which will require surgery, during the third Test at Edgbaston.

Nagraj Gollapudi is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • POSTED BY on | September 6, 2011, 13:55 GMT

    Inform players never get injured.. out of form players get injured :) ..simple as that, perhaps dhoni can get injured too for the next 2-3 ODIs ;) dont worry he will be back for CLT20

  • POSTED BY Rumy1 on | September 6, 2011, 9:08 GMT

    Should the greatest batsman of our era hang up his boots for good from all versions.For a great at age 38,leaving spotlight gracefully at peak is always better than being asked to leave.With so much wear and tear from playing intern'l cricket for 22 long years,body just can't sustain the rigours of modern day fast paced intern'l cricket.Reflexes also do not remain the same at age 38.I am sure Dravid would retire earlier than Sachin given Dravid's maturity and conduct.I don't think there is more than a year of Test cricket left in Laxman as well.So between a year/a year and half, these three greats would have gone from Test cricket.Moreover,given fitness levels,technical deficiencies against short pitch stuff and disciplinary issues with Gambhir,I don't think he will be able to retain a Test spot. It is unfortunate.So who replaces these four.I think Jaffer straight away walks in to the Test team at No.1 slot.Pujara walks in for Dravid.Badri comes in for Sachin. Kaif comes in for Laxman.

  • POSTED BY pradeepbhat on | September 6, 2011, 7:39 GMT

    only fools think they cant be fooled.. he he..

  • POSTED BY maeneece on | September 6, 2011, 5:06 GMT

    @ mickey: so u mean to say u perform 365 days a year?? u don't have the occasional off day or even a bad hair day?? aren't there times when yr colleagues cover for yr lapses?? what's up with this holier than thou attitude against srt?? srt has been continuously performing over the past 4 years...had one off series...an old toe injury flared and he's out for 4 weeks...whether he plays for his club is irrelevant here...the guy's 38...played the full test series (even having a bad series, he still was our 2nd best bat)...is skipping the odis due to injury...that gives u the right to armchair comment & cast aspirations on his commitment to indian cricket?? and if i remember right...yr earlier comment was that he skips tough tours...can u cite some examples???

  • POSTED BY on | September 5, 2011, 10:15 GMT

    thats serious bad luck!he's been going thru these injuries thruout his career...i wanted him to carry India's sagging team thru the series....fingers crossed its not serious..

  • POSTED BY soumik on | September 5, 2011, 9:38 GMT

    Actually they are taking precautionary measures so that they can play in CLT20.Are you trying me to believe -SRT and Harbhajan won't feature for MI and Gambhir won't play for KKR?Even Zaheer might be back for RCB and MSD who is not willing to bat at #4 or #5 because of fatigue etc will have a spring in his stride when playing for CSK.I've seen this circus for long to buy any of this so called doctored "excuses". Whom are they fooling?

  • POSTED BY micky123 on | September 5, 2011, 9:26 GMT

    Well in the office, i will not be paid my Bonus, why cant we do the same with the cricketers? Say, if they do not perform in a series they are banned from playing 3 matches in the IPL or CLT20? The possible loss of so much money will get them to focus more on their international assignments ! Similarly, people who claim they are injured for National duty, should not be allowed to play in the CL or IPL, will playing there not aggravate the so- called injury?

  • POSTED BY on | September 5, 2011, 9:25 GMT

    People Say him as a God of Cricket .. :) What a player , when india is in trouble Sachin missed the match as a precautionary measure.. waiting to see how many matches he is going to miss in ( Cash Rich League) Champions League T20 for Mumbai Indians. what a shame ...:(

  • POSTED BY micky123 on | September 5, 2011, 9:22 GMT

    @maeneece, isnt he opting out of the One day series now that the CLT20 is around the corner? Money does bad things to good people and Sachin is one of them , make no mistake he is still a great guy, but the money and the fact that he is growing old seems to be taking its toll on his mind. What about the rest of the indian players? Wont we see all of them in the CLT20, strutting their wares to jack up their price next year. A guy like Saurabh Tiwary gets paid such a huge amount, he need not worry about anything, the less said about his performance the better! If this kind of money is splashed on people and if so called Icons (Sachin, Gambhir, Sehwag, Yuvraj) opt out of matches for India, what kind of an example are they setting for the youngsters? Indian Cricket will fall if more of our younsters fall for the glamour and Money of the ICL's and IPL's. Time for people to sit up and take notice, why cant the players be penalised for their bad peroformances? I know for sure if i do not

  • POSTED BY truebleue_cricfan on | September 5, 2011, 9:17 GMT

    Injured toe, eh? Fine, but I hope this doesnt mean his failure in the test series is attributed to this one injury. He was just not good enough in the test series, and this injury has nothing to do with it.

  • POSTED BY on | September 6, 2011, 13:55 GMT

    Inform players never get injured.. out of form players get injured :) ..simple as that, perhaps dhoni can get injured too for the next 2-3 ODIs ;) dont worry he will be back for CLT20

  • POSTED BY Rumy1 on | September 6, 2011, 9:08 GMT

    Should the greatest batsman of our era hang up his boots for good from all versions.For a great at age 38,leaving spotlight gracefully at peak is always better than being asked to leave.With so much wear and tear from playing intern'l cricket for 22 long years,body just can't sustain the rigours of modern day fast paced intern'l cricket.Reflexes also do not remain the same at age 38.I am sure Dravid would retire earlier than Sachin given Dravid's maturity and conduct.I don't think there is more than a year of Test cricket left in Laxman as well.So between a year/a year and half, these three greats would have gone from Test cricket.Moreover,given fitness levels,technical deficiencies against short pitch stuff and disciplinary issues with Gambhir,I don't think he will be able to retain a Test spot. It is unfortunate.So who replaces these four.I think Jaffer straight away walks in to the Test team at No.1 slot.Pujara walks in for Dravid.Badri comes in for Sachin. Kaif comes in for Laxman.

  • POSTED BY pradeepbhat on | September 6, 2011, 7:39 GMT

    only fools think they cant be fooled.. he he..

  • POSTED BY maeneece on | September 6, 2011, 5:06 GMT

    @ mickey: so u mean to say u perform 365 days a year?? u don't have the occasional off day or even a bad hair day?? aren't there times when yr colleagues cover for yr lapses?? what's up with this holier than thou attitude against srt?? srt has been continuously performing over the past 4 years...had one off series...an old toe injury flared and he's out for 4 weeks...whether he plays for his club is irrelevant here...the guy's 38...played the full test series (even having a bad series, he still was our 2nd best bat)...is skipping the odis due to injury...that gives u the right to armchair comment & cast aspirations on his commitment to indian cricket?? and if i remember right...yr earlier comment was that he skips tough tours...can u cite some examples???

  • POSTED BY on | September 5, 2011, 10:15 GMT

    thats serious bad luck!he's been going thru these injuries thruout his career...i wanted him to carry India's sagging team thru the series....fingers crossed its not serious..

  • POSTED BY soumik on | September 5, 2011, 9:38 GMT

    Actually they are taking precautionary measures so that they can play in CLT20.Are you trying me to believe -SRT and Harbhajan won't feature for MI and Gambhir won't play for KKR?Even Zaheer might be back for RCB and MSD who is not willing to bat at #4 or #5 because of fatigue etc will have a spring in his stride when playing for CSK.I've seen this circus for long to buy any of this so called doctored "excuses". Whom are they fooling?

  • POSTED BY micky123 on | September 5, 2011, 9:26 GMT

    Well in the office, i will not be paid my Bonus, why cant we do the same with the cricketers? Say, if they do not perform in a series they are banned from playing 3 matches in the IPL or CLT20? The possible loss of so much money will get them to focus more on their international assignments ! Similarly, people who claim they are injured for National duty, should not be allowed to play in the CL or IPL, will playing there not aggravate the so- called injury?

  • POSTED BY on | September 5, 2011, 9:25 GMT

    People Say him as a God of Cricket .. :) What a player , when india is in trouble Sachin missed the match as a precautionary measure.. waiting to see how many matches he is going to miss in ( Cash Rich League) Champions League T20 for Mumbai Indians. what a shame ...:(

  • POSTED BY micky123 on | September 5, 2011, 9:22 GMT

    @maeneece, isnt he opting out of the One day series now that the CLT20 is around the corner? Money does bad things to good people and Sachin is one of them , make no mistake he is still a great guy, but the money and the fact that he is growing old seems to be taking its toll on his mind. What about the rest of the indian players? Wont we see all of them in the CLT20, strutting their wares to jack up their price next year. A guy like Saurabh Tiwary gets paid such a huge amount, he need not worry about anything, the less said about his performance the better! If this kind of money is splashed on people and if so called Icons (Sachin, Gambhir, Sehwag, Yuvraj) opt out of matches for India, what kind of an example are they setting for the youngsters? Indian Cricket will fall if more of our younsters fall for the glamour and Money of the ICL's and IPL's. Time for people to sit up and take notice, why cant the players be penalised for their bad peroformances? I know for sure if i do not

  • POSTED BY truebleue_cricfan on | September 5, 2011, 9:17 GMT

    Injured toe, eh? Fine, but I hope this doesnt mean his failure in the test series is attributed to this one injury. He was just not good enough in the test series, and this injury has nothing to do with it.

  • POSTED BY mohsin9975 on | September 5, 2011, 8:57 GMT

    Abt uthappa-he himself claims he cant remain fit for longer periods. Also he is an aggressor nd suspect to gud short balling outside off which is not what the team needs now. We need a moderately aggressive batsman who handles shortball well. I think badri was ideal bt manoj is ok considering his gud form in aus against A teams of aus,sa nd nz

  • POSTED BY Naresh28 on | September 5, 2011, 8:48 GMT

    Sachin has taken enough body blows in his career. His at that age when the constant hits are catching up. I feel that Sachin needs to consider retiring at some point. Maybe after the Australia series. People tend to forget his past greatness and criticize him based on his current form. To all of us fans he is still the greatest. His records cover inside and outside India.

  • POSTED BY reghuh on | September 5, 2011, 8:24 GMT

    Yousuf Pathan /Saurabh Tiwari/Robin Uthappa/Irfan Pathan as replacement for Sachin would be great choice for the current conditions and for balancing the team Ideally the following would be a great combination 1) Ajinkya Rahane 2) Manoj Tiwari 3) Virat Kohli 4) Saurabh Tiwari/Rahul Dravid 5) Yusuf Pathan 6) Suresh Raina 7) MS Dhoni 8) R.Jadeja/Irfan Pathan 9) R.Ashwin 10) P Kumar 11) Munaf Patel

  • POSTED BY maeneece on | September 5, 2011, 6:23 GMT

    @ mickey: u wombat...where do u get yr information from?? when was the last time srt missed a touch series?? fyi if he's like what u say he is...he'd have played the wi series and missed the eng one...what say??

  • POSTED BY Dropouts on | September 5, 2011, 6:15 GMT

    Guys, did you notice the number of comments for this post are also 99...I'm just adding this one up so that I make it 100 n Sachin will not have to stand on 99. Punter gets 100 wins under his belt and it's time Sachin followed with another record. Both unimaginable. I love the way Cricket is going, it's certainly more interesting these days with every team cracking up a go at the no.1 spot. The current Indian one day squad looks for me like the squad for 2015 WC...bowlers apart ;P

  • POSTED BY moko58 on | September 5, 2011, 4:36 GMT

    @johnathonjosephs is right in saying there should be a cap on the amounts in IPL. Too much money disturbs cricket ecosystem. Capitalism is fine, but we all know what happened when the banks had their own way.

  • POSTED BY Noboundary on | September 5, 2011, 2:58 GMT

    The frequent injuries are due to either lack of fitness or technique. Gavaskar was never a great athlete but I don't remember him getting injured or even hit on the body when facing great fast bowlers most of whom were more lethal than the ones at present. Tendulkar regularly takes hits to the body mostly because of wrong judgement of length and lift...

  • POSTED BY johnathonjosephs on | September 5, 2011, 2:15 GMT

    Ahhhh, we have a saying here in the US... Its "money is the root of all evil" and to be perfectly honest, T20 brings lots of money. IPL needs to pay a lot less money to the Cricket players. Maybe a 50K max for the highest amount instead of 1.9 Million. People might say that players are selfish, players should have international games prioritized, but lets be honest. 10K per game of 5 days of tough 8 hour Test cricket, or 1 Million for 30 3 hours games? What would you choose? Put it this way: You are working at a prestigious office 6 days a week, for 8 hours a day for 70K a year. A guy comes up and offers you a job where you work 4 days a week for 4 hours a day and you get 400K per year (the office is not as prestigious and your old one, but it is well known). What would you do and where would your loyalties lie?

  • POSTED BY RightArmOver2011 on | September 5, 2011, 2:10 GMT

    Tendulkar fails in a series and is all of a sudden injured with a sore toe??? Harden up, Punter played half the ashes and world cup with a broken finger, yet he never used it as an excuse when he failed. Shows you what is more important, no wonder punter has 100 test wins under he's belt.

  • POSTED BY on | September 4, 2011, 22:58 GMT

    Irfan Pathan should've been called in place of RP Singh for the 4th test. He is a fighter and a decent batsman. English conditions suit his swing bowling. He is also a better fielder. He has been practicing his bowling quite a bit and seems to be physically fit. What on earth were the selectors thinking when they roped in RPS who could not bowl a single delivery more than 128 kmph? Dhoni should've backed Irfan's selection.

  • POSTED BY samiki on | September 4, 2011, 21:02 GMT

    @micky123: so i guess the last 99 centuries he scored for the country over the last 18 years was just a warm up for 20- 20 leagues...? i mean complaing about veteran players for getting injured is poor... he is 38 and sill handling injury and the busy sheduling better then the youngsters. i mean if your going to support your country they need you when they are struggling not when flying high, Thats a true fan!

  • POSTED BY ashu.lifeisbeautiful on | September 4, 2011, 18:34 GMT

    Dear Sachin, if you toe hurt please take rest. Forget the english series, forget the champions league. The Indian team needs you atleast for another 2 years and there are other milestones awaiting you which we mere mortals can neither see nor dream. I am sure you will see thru' this advise of an ardent and not find it rude or imprudent. Thanks.

  • POSTED BY micky123 on | September 4, 2011, 17:35 GMT

    @dynamite kid, dude, how much are you willing to bet that he will be fit for the CLT20, i mean, hes made enough money for generations to come, he does not need more, but like they say, money is the root of all evil, i sound bitter, coz i really am, he should be playing for the country and not for the money the CLT20 tournament has on offer.

  • POSTED BY zico123 on | September 4, 2011, 17:17 GMT

    we are yet to recovoer from the wounds inflicted by IPL, its brother Champions League is here to put salt on wound!! BCCI pls realize IPL and CL is not doing any good to Indian cricket rather than filling their and players pockets with loads of money. pls get rid of IPL and CL

  • POSTED BY Sharjil.k on | September 4, 2011, 17:09 GMT

    Its going to be pathetic if Sachin all of a sudden becomes available for the t20s, for whatever league is coming in next. Same goes for Gambhir as well. I was relaly looking forward to seeing Rohit Sharma playing, i think Rohit and Kohli aare the future of Indian team. And please kick out Raina, as he is nothing more than a bench warmer. And its really sad that apparently the best batting lineup pretends to be injured for whatever reason cause they have failed miserably against the English conditions. They should give more of a fightback. Sad and pathetic

  • POSTED BY breathecricket on | September 4, 2011, 16:05 GMT

    Refer to Sanjay Manjrekar's good article on how players get injured. Simple lack of technique. How many times these guys Gambhir, Yuvraj and now Rohit would get injured - stuck by deliveries in such sporting tracks. They simply do not possess the quality of the big guns like Sachin, Dravid or Laxman. Not very much do with luck. Plain lack of cricketing skills.

  • POSTED BY on | September 4, 2011, 14:41 GMT

    Agree with Micky123. Take this point, he will play in the CLt20

  • POSTED BY akramfrq on | September 4, 2011, 14:32 GMT

    Irfan pathan should have given a chance

  • POSTED BY anidhoni99 on | September 4, 2011, 14:26 GMT

    @The_Dynamic_Kid: Exactly!

  • POSTED BY divyang007 on | September 4, 2011, 14:25 GMT

    I THINK R.JADEJA WILL BE A VERY GOOD FIT FOR SPIN BOWLING CUZ HE IS WAY BETTER THEN PATHAN ANYWAY...THEN THEY MADE A GOOD DECISION FOR BRINGING MANOJ TIWARI FOR ROHIT'S REPLACEMENT...AND YES, SACHIN WILL PLAY IN ENGLAND FOR HIS 100TH 100S....GOOD LUCK SACHIN AND PLEASE BE FIT ....

  • POSTED BY The_Dynamite_Kid on | September 4, 2011, 13:33 GMT

    @micky123: He doesn't need fans like you anyways.

  • POSTED BY inswing on | September 4, 2011, 13:23 GMT

    The point of wearing gloves is to prevent injuries to fingers. First you have yuvraj and now rohit. Just one hit on the gloves, fracture, and out for the series. Design or quality of the gloves is poor. Such mundane things are quite critical and need to be taken care of. This is not lack of fitness, this is poor equipment.

  • POSTED BY NuraSadu on | September 4, 2011, 13:04 GMT

    Yusuf Pathan is the best replacement knowing that he likes pace attack than spin. Also it shud give some more confidence in the middle order which is not yet proved its mettle. Giving a part time option for 5 overs also. SRT will definitely play in England for achieving his goal (100 100s). One shud not be surprised if MSD in the next match plays Jadeja as replacement to Rohit. What better has he done to be considered ahead of Yusuf pathan to be the first option for replacement?! Is it again MSD politics?!

  • POSTED BY on | September 4, 2011, 12:37 GMT

    Hope Srikanth doesnt name his son as replacement for Rohit Sharma

  • POSTED BY shahid_0070 on | September 4, 2011, 11:50 GMT

    As rohith and sachin injured , if i would have been the selector i would surely picked robin uthappa and irfan pathan as a replacement.I dont understand why the selectors are in more favor of R.jadeja??? they are giving more chances to him and instead of him if they would have given chances to uthappa and irfan pathan they would have encashed the oppurtunity well and it is better for Indian cricket also.......and robin is attacking player and can bat at place

  • POSTED BY on | September 4, 2011, 10:51 GMT

    Rather than creating problems, we should cheer our team members. This is a professional sport when they are not 100% fit it is their right to not play in the match. foreseeing the upcoming series it is an awesome opportunity for Young guns like, Manish pandey, Manoj tiwari, Murli vijay, Badrinath & yusuf pathan to get prepared for english players..........they all should put their best foot forward. Seeing RAHANE playing in english season, it gives me a good feeling. DHONI should not be blamed at all, remember it is the team that has won our heart & cup at INDIA. which no other country has done till now. they need our constant support & best wishes to boost their spirits. Great positives, Rahane, parthiv, kohli batting & praveen bowling.

  • POSTED BY on | September 4, 2011, 10:29 GMT

    I dont know why these guys just dont retire. If they dont like the conditions they have to play in, they just cry off injured. Its pathetic. The only Indian batsman worth his salt is Dravid. Huge respect for the guy to continuously carry on fighting when no one else in the team gives a damn.

  • POSTED BY on | September 4, 2011, 10:04 GMT

    this is all bcoz of IPL. Insecured Physical League.

  • POSTED BY on | September 4, 2011, 9:38 GMT

    let tendulkar and sharma go.Clt20 is more important

  • POSTED BY King_07 on | September 4, 2011, 9:21 GMT

    Dont worry guys, Sachin will surely makes himself fit for champions league to show loyalty to ambani's. I dont why all the senior players are playing T20 for the clubs when they dont play T20 for India. As a fan, we can write comments to maximun extend. But for us it is very irritating and shame to see India losing 4 test matches. God save Indian cricket!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | September 4, 2011, 9:18 GMT

    The best choice for the middle order slot will be Dinesh Karthik and Yusuf Pathan. They are the ideal replacements for Tendulkar and Rohit.

  • POSTED BY AbAdvani on | September 4, 2011, 9:17 GMT

    Bring Irfan Pathan as replacement -he will replace Vinay Kumar as bowler and Rohit Sharma as batsman and hence will give the opportunity to field an extra bowler/batsman as per the pitch and the need -India needs to realize they are playing cricket overseas and to rely on the strength of their batting overseas is foolhardy -they need an allrounder period (sorry jadeja does not fit in the scheme of an allrounder)

    At the pace at which Vinay Kumar bowls and the lack of variation in his bowling, the only people he is going to trouble are the scorers and his captain

  • POSTED BY Adnan143 on | September 4, 2011, 8:17 GMT

    team india getting proper rest before the all important champions leauge. the problem with dhoni is that he cant be injured as he is captian of both india and csk , hard luck MSD

  • POSTED BY on | September 4, 2011, 8:11 GMT

    bring in robin uttappa........

  • POSTED BY ThatzMyView on | September 4, 2011, 7:55 GMT

    If i was a selector i would bring on Robin Uthappa! he has the technique to play for fast bowlers, remember him pulling brett lee's bouncers for huge Sixers, the last time he played for india was the CB series in australia where he opened and scored 40's and 50's but was termed as a failure and was dropped(Dhoni, yuvi and others had scored in 20's).. and robin was played at all over the place right from opening to 6 down..give him more chances, he is a game changer in the absence of sehwag. Yusuf doesnt handle short ball well, let him sort out that and then come back to team india..

  • POSTED BY Shahnawajhossain on | September 4, 2011, 7:40 GMT

    SELECTORS ....u should not forget yusuf pathan 's perform in bouncy pitch of SA.

  • POSTED BY ajeet_211 on | September 4, 2011, 7:33 GMT

    please call middle order batsman as replacement like Robbie,Tiwary(Manoj,Saurav). and replace position player to position player like opener should replace opener like that and include players like Irfan Yusuf DK and use Virat and Rahane as part time medium pacer believe me it gives more confidence to their batting also and groom as batting allrounder like collingwood,jacques kallis in india lala Amarnath,Ajay jadeja and offcourse Robin singh. So Mr. dhoni use ur brain on the field some time the cool mind block to thinking

  • POSTED BY on | September 4, 2011, 7:24 GMT

    Call Ambati rayudu, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, rather giving chance to Ravindra Jadeja. They all are playing well and waitng to prove them selves in Limited over cricket. Irfan can bat and bowl and also he can open the Innings. Rayudu can play the role of a defending batsmen and he can explode if time comes. Yusuf has shown his ability during SA tour scoring two tons where most of the indians were strugling. so its the best time to give them change and now onwards we have to prepare a team of 20-25 wo can play in any condition to make a better future as well as preparing for next World cup.

  • POSTED BY mrcool on | September 4, 2011, 7:07 GMT

    They should give chance to Robin uthappa atleast now but I dont think srikkanth will do that.Valthaty is also good choice.both are in good form in corporate trophy though they are inconsistent...but my question to selector is if inconsistent raina and rohit can play in indian team why not giving chance to uthappa and valthaty.

  • POSTED BY rextheprince on | September 4, 2011, 6:57 GMT

    bring on manoj tiwary that guy is talented...bring on manoj tiwary that guy is talented...

  • POSTED BY gannyboy on | September 4, 2011, 6:55 GMT

    They should send Yusuf Pathan to replace Sharma and Dinesh Karthik to replace Tendulkar and send 3 or 4 more players as back up. At the rate in which the Indian players are getting injured even I have a good chance of making it to the team.

  • POSTED BY AnjanDave on | September 4, 2011, 6:51 GMT

    So, Give me a list of players from India's first choice eleven who is not injured. I understand Dhoni is not fully fit. So who is fully fit? Only Raina?

    On another note, what if all these figures feature in the champions league? (I mean who plays for the three qualified teams)

  • POSTED BY suneej on | September 4, 2011, 6:37 GMT

    Ravindra jadeja still didnt receive visa to fly to UK and need to find a replacement for Rohit. I have valid UK visa and play cricket here in local tournaments in dubai. Dear Sreekanth I can reach SOUTHAMPTON in next 10 hours if you want me to do so.Please confirm so that I can book my ticket. Meantime inform shivlal yadav to arrange a bluue jersey for me.Mind you i am good left hand opening batsman and left arm spinner too..............

  • POSTED BY ARUNAMAN on | September 4, 2011, 6:29 GMT

    Really sad to see indiam team getting out of England in this way. I hope at least one injury is still to come. Indians are running from England as they dont want to play and axed from the team.IF you love to see your country fighting back, Rohit should stay and perform as a finisher.That will be a good decision and India alaways try to play best eleven and players are getting destroyed, they should rotate players like robin,parthiv,irfan,yousuf,shreesanth,ojha etc. why relying on non performers like bhajji and rohit.Dhoni dont like to see parthiv and utthappa in the team as they can keep wickets and bat well than dhoni.Prthiv can be better test player than Dhoni and robin is better in one dayers especially when openers are struggling. [thanks to cricinfo if you post and i will be intrested always to share my views]

  • POSTED BY on | September 4, 2011, 6:15 GMT

    Call Ambati Rayudu, he's a good player who deserves the chance.

  • POSTED BY on | September 4, 2011, 4:35 GMT

    Call Ambati rayudu he is an amazing talent and can really be a back bone for Indian Middile order rather than Ravinder Jadega.

  • POSTED BY on | September 4, 2011, 4:33 GMT

    Its a blessing in disguise. Right time to show confidence in Irfan Pathan and give him a decent run in ODIs. Lets face it- Irfan is d best bowling allrounder India has. And he will get better only by playing n not by sitting out. He sure can justify his place at No.7. Dont look at him as a bowler who will open d bowling, forget that he was d best swing bowler in 2004 and will repeat that in the first match he plays..but he can surely give 7-8 overs in every match n gud enuf to bat at No.7 Have three medium pacers and Irfan as an all rounder. may be with the conditions in England helping swing bowling he can get his confidence and swing back !! that wud be wonders for India. We can paly with 5 bowlers only with Irfan being the fifth. And for God's sake stop giving chances to Jadeja!!!! He doesnt deserves it. Even Yousuf is way better than Jadeja!!

  • POSTED BY samonly007200 on | September 4, 2011, 4:05 GMT

    Call IRFAN PATHAN please..!!!!

  • POSTED BY Raj12345 on | September 4, 2011, 2:26 GMT

    Call DK. He is genuine guy and willing to contribute. I am sure Dhoni will not allow at any cost thjis.

  • POSTED BY G.Vinoth on | September 4, 2011, 1:04 GMT

    Though India missing out senior players and few inform players due to injury, I beleive India still can win this series with the following squad. 1. Parthiv 2. Rahane 3. Dravid 4. Kohli 5. Jadeja 6. Raina 7. Dhoni 8. Ashwin/Mishra 9. Praveen 10. Munaf 11. Vinay...

  • POSTED BY on | September 4, 2011, 1:02 GMT

    @ Krishna Darooka, but is it really an equipment problem? Or are the young Indian batsmen finally being found out for their shocking technique against he short ball? If you were frequently getting injured by something, do you fix it by getting 'better' gear? When you already have the best available, or do you work hard, put your head down and spend hours in the nets and on practice wickets facing short ball after short ball?

  • POSTED BY NRI- on | September 4, 2011, 0:46 GMT

    Jadeja has a batting avg around 30 on ODI with a great economy rate and a batting avg> 40 in first class cricket - he is the same as Raina or Yuvraj as a utility cricketer - why does everyone thinnk he has failed? Ashwin is better than Bhajji in ODI's anyway and Rohit/Rahane heaps better than Yuvraj - these injuries are ACTUALLY a good thing. India were likely to win this ODI with the openers gone early. Injuries happen - remember England's tours to Australia where they lost 5-0 or 4-0 or when they toured when Lillee and Thommo were bowling. Patel and Rahane have sparkled and now chnaces need to be given to one of the Pathan brothers or Jadeja to take Rohit's spot albeit SRT, if fit, will replace Rohit in the XI, letting Rahane bat at no 5 although Rahane should bat at 2 or 4 and Dravid at 5. The way Patel batted, Dhoni is the one who should be rested and sent home and his spot should go to Yusuf.

  • POSTED BY serious-am-i on | September 3, 2011, 22:59 GMT

    @micky, its a repeat of the injury so srt decided to rest instead of risking like what happened to Zaheer. JFYI, he didn't skip any major tour, he skipped tours of WI & few SL tours.

  • POSTED BY on | September 3, 2011, 22:44 GMT

    England are hell-bent to inflict some serious psychological and physical injuries on the indians. i'm sure indians will think twice before touring England again.

  • POSTED BY on | September 3, 2011, 22:18 GMT

    there are frequent injuries to fingers mostly little fingers of Indian batsmen while batting, I wonder why cannot better gloves be developed to prevent such injuries which hardly occurs to other countris players . Agreed Indian players face more short balls but with better gloves they can face short balls more confidently and get injured less. For same type and similar injuries if they occur frequently and player cannot find solution then the player must not be selected like Zaheer whose legs are like South African Smith's fingers.Why select them if there bodies are not fit for crickrt

    Lastly why select the half fit players like Sewag till they are fully fit .Remember half fit Bradman may be a risk to the team than fully fit tail ender bunny. This was proved by double zero in two innings by Sewag in 3rd test

  • POSTED BY vijayrc on | September 3, 2011, 22:16 GMT

    @JD Karma: Well it is not high quality batting gloves,t hat's needed. In Kieswetter case, he was stuck by indian bowlers who were bowling gentle medium pace. In Rohit' case, he was stuby by english bowler broad who bowls fast..!!

  • POSTED BY on | September 3, 2011, 22:04 GMT

    it is awful to see list of so many Indian players in injured list,however there cannot be any sympathy for India and its players.They have to learn how to deal with injuries and fitness. Not only Indians are exposed to injury and get hurt but even a layman can analyse the injuries and come out with viable solution and atleast reduce their occurances

    I find the injury to bowlers mostly occur in ankle..This clearly shows either bowlers action is faulty which makes their ankle hit and get injured. If this is so expert can correct their action to prevent the injury however if this is not the case and injury to ankle occur inspite of good action then the commonsense suggest that the players must protect their ankles by some sort of ankle protectionwhich can easily developed Again Gambhir is mostly get injured while fielding at short leg position so either change his short leg position of fieldinfg or device better head gear and elbow protection device to prevent injury there

  • POSTED BY on | September 3, 2011, 21:55 GMT

    indian players should get better batting gloves with extra protection Kieswettter got hit at the same spot as Sharma but shown no pain what so ever. its time for indian batsmen to get some high quality batting gloves

  • POSTED BY micky123 on | September 3, 2011, 21:10 GMT

    Why does srt opt out of tough matches and series? Whats an inflammation gonna do, cant he play for his country? I was a gr8 fan of his, but no more!

  • POSTED BY on | September 3, 2011, 20:56 GMT

    Please, please, please Sachin be fit for the next match; I am going all the way to the Rose Bowl from Manchester just to see you!!!

  • POSTED BY iamlaksh1 on | September 3, 2011, 20:44 GMT

    Hi..

    From next tour onwards, please have a list of replacements ready in hand. And also keep informed about the proabables ready..

  • POSTED BY the_sport on | September 3, 2011, 20:37 GMT

    instead giving opportunity to any new player think about Yusuf Pathan and Robin Uthappa. We are already having too many new faces. For test match series in WI and england there wasn't need to have new faces as opener when Jaffer is available who was brilliant opener for indian and playig good in domestic cricket. When R.Jadeja has failed several times why selectors are interested, god knows.

  • POSTED BY A_Vacant_Slip on | September 3, 2011, 20:30 GMT

    No @dicky_boy - India were as close to losing as they were winning. "Almost won" - yeah, right. India were nowhere near winning, stop being silly.

  • POSTED BY crikbuff on | September 3, 2011, 20:14 GMT

    India's IPL (Injured Players List): 1. Sachin 2. Sehwag 3. Gambhir 4. Yuvraj 5. Rohit 6. Pujara 7. Zaheer 8. Ishant 9. Harbhajan 10. Nehra (always injured) 11. Dhoni (Captain cool - just to complete the team). Not to worry - everybody will be fit for the CL T20!

  • POSTED BY Joby_George on | September 3, 2011, 19:47 GMT

    Why Srikanth and BCCI too cruel on irfan patan?? He is not as good as munaf or vinay?Also, Uthappa and yousef pata can make a good difference. Sachin is dreaming of 100th ton for last few months, which is never gonna happen..a great batsman who can never handle pressure. Dravid, the great indian batsman, on fitness as well as on performance.

  • POSTED BY on | September 3, 2011, 18:53 GMT

    If they want to bring in a batsman - Rayudu would be a right choice :) He was not given an opportunity after clearing from ICL:)

    if its bowler then bring Jaidev Unadkat or DL Chahar both are very young waiting for chance to prove an they have variety to bowl at depth overs which is a concern for India now::::)))

    Expecting the good selection same they did for Rahane::))

  • POSTED BY serious-am-i on | September 3, 2011, 18:45 GMT

    so now India team is turning into India A side, great. Bring in Shikhar Dhawan he looked in good form in the emerging series. Come on guys Yusuf neither can play fast bowling well nor can handle bouncers, you don't want scores of 0,1,5 to bring a player in, do u ? Is uthappa in good form to bring him in ? Why not groom a new debutant instead of sticking to old lot ? How about Manish Pandey or some one who hasn't had a chance to represent India so far.

  • POSTED BY dirtydozen on | September 3, 2011, 18:40 GMT

    if both the players are ruled out why can't they give a try to uncapped players like jaggi and rayudu

  • POSTED BY on | September 3, 2011, 18:11 GMT

    hope yousuf pathan or robin uthappa will be called as a replacement...:-)

  • POSTED BY Kananisplaying on | September 3, 2011, 17:45 GMT

    Bring back Yusuf Pathan..He played sm good knocks in Newzealand tour..He can Bat in foreign soil too...Bring Him Back...

  • POSTED BY DubaiSiva on | September 3, 2011, 17:36 GMT

    Not to worry. We are not short of batsmen for ODI and T20. India need to try all youngsters. (List is too big). And looking at how Parthiv played the short one, he should be a permanent member in the one day and T 20 squad. BCCI, Pl invest some money and start a separate exercise in creating some genuine fast bowlers. Be it a separate camp, or whatever, recruit youngsters with some minimum built and height,develop them. Hope Rohit recovers fast. Feel sorry for this talented youngster.

  • POSTED BY on | September 3, 2011, 17:14 GMT

    we hav mre players waiting lyk maneesh panday robin uthappa yusuf pathan tiwari etc

  • POSTED BY dicky_boy on | September 3, 2011, 16:54 GMT

    Come on people we almost won this games but rain gods intervened

  • POSTED BY only_sehwag on | September 3, 2011, 16:43 GMT

    ah...what will now happen to the 100th hundred ?? lets call kenya soon for a home series..

  • POSTED BY niksaims on | September 3, 2011, 16:43 GMT

    Let's hope they send Yusuf Pathan and Robin Uthappa who can make us indian proud & give the taste of real indian spice to England bowlers.

  • POSTED BY maddy20 on | September 3, 2011, 16:38 GMT

    @lonvglivecricket It was England who was in misery today my friend. Their 20 over target was 164 which meant that they had to score at 11 runs an over had play resumed. Boy are they riding their luck! In the T20 too two edged strokes going for boundaries in the last over. Cricket is a cruel game!

  • POSTED BY landl47 on | September 3, 2011, 16:35 GMT

    Bad luck for Rohit and India. I don't expect him to play again on the tour- there are three more matches in the next 8 days and his finger won't have healed by then.

  • POSTED BY moko58 on | September 3, 2011, 16:16 GMT

    Dhoni is suffering from sore fingers keeping in England. If he also takes rest, Dravid will be the only regular old one left.

  • POSTED BY on | September 3, 2011, 16:14 GMT

    After so many shocking selections, another chance for selectors to pick out a gem(ahem) from the hat. Eagerly waiting to for the new replacement.

  • POSTED BY on | September 3, 2011, 15:52 GMT

    he felt(left) the field immediately...lol , and hope yousuf pathan or robin uthappa will be called as a replacement...:-)

  • POSTED BY on | September 3, 2011, 15:48 GMT

    every experienced indians sachin, sehwag, gambhir,ishant, zaheer,yuvraj,dravid, laxman and most importantly dhoni,these p[layers should be rested,all the iconic should be barred from playing ipl,cl or if they wanna play they should not be played in all those meaningless t20 matches, in ipl, whoever wins it simply always an indian team will win, in icl , some memberof indian team will win, lets c then if these class players then play or not,most importantly the HEADLINES IN THE PAPERS WILL BE" SACHIN,SEHWAG, GAMBHIR,DHONI,ZAHEER,ISHANT , YUVRAJ,DRAVID, LAXMAN RESTED FOR IPL DUE TO THE HEAVY SCHEDULE OF INDIANS PLAYING, SO THEY ARE FIT DHONE WONT BE CAPTAINING THE CHENNAI TEAM AS HE MIGHT BE THE NON PLAYING PLAYER OR PLAYER/ PLAYING WITHOUT ANY MATCH FEE OF COURSE, THEN INDIAN CAN BE NO. 1 IN ODI, TESTS,FORGET T20,A KENYAN TEAM CAN BEAT ENGLAND OR INDIA IN INDIA BCOZ 20 OVER MATCH IS NOTHING. ENGLAND WON BCOZ THEY PLAYED AN INJURED INDIAN TEAM EQUIVALENT TO INDIA B,

  • POSTED BY CricketChat on | September 3, 2011, 15:46 GMT

    Rohit has a broken finger!. Like Yuvraj, Raina, Rohit also has weakness against short ball. India's woes on this tour continue.

  • POSTED BY annys on | September 3, 2011, 15:38 GMT

    we have yusuf pathan, irfan pathan, manoj tiwary,saurabh tiwary,manish pandey,ambati rayudu,robin uthappa waiting :)))))) no worries plus no distraction of 100th hundred :)

  • POSTED BY on | September 3, 2011, 15:34 GMT

    welll.. all indian players r preparing for cl t 20.. so they dont wanna risk themselves in england..........after all money speaks

  • POSTED BY Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on | September 3, 2011, 15:34 GMT

    Rohit's injury is blow though.

  • POSTED BY jo_cricfan on | September 3, 2011, 15:30 GMT

    What is happening to Indian team... This looks like a cursed English summer... Players getting injured one after the other... I dont think there was any other tour where so many players got injured... Feel really bad for Rohit...He was in good form and now he is out of the series due to fractured index finger... This was a great opportunity for him to become a permanent fixture in the ODI team and also earn a spot in the test team... But Badluck... Hope and wish for a speedy recovery...

  • POSTED BY wiseshah on | September 3, 2011, 15:29 GMT

    I think all players are pretending to have injury to avoid whitewash. Plus they want to play 20/20 without injury. Champion trophy is more important.

  • POSTED BY longlivecricket on | September 3, 2011, 15:28 GMT

    Two more 'Run Away' indian batsmans. Easy way out of this prolonged misery.

  • POSTED BY on | September 3, 2011, 15:13 GMT

    i can only say.. its shear bad luck... There was a time when whatever Dhoni touched turned to gold n platinum.. but today all his moves are turning into mud... Its not about hard work or smart work.. just that we are going through a tough phase.. Please consider and support TEAM INDIA.. who has always tried to give their best and happiness on all 120 crore faces....

  • POSTED BY deepak_sholapurkar on | September 3, 2011, 15:06 GMT

    Sachin's injury is expected. When ever he seeing swing/bounce some thing happens to him. He will recover after this series and play well for CL20 and west indies series. After that depending on Austrialian condition his fitness will be decided.

  • POSTED BY on | September 3, 2011, 14:56 GMT

    He felt the field immediately:) lol cricinfo

  • POSTED BY moko58 on | September 3, 2011, 14:56 GMT

    I hope the coach trains the Indians on how to play a ball that comes near their nose. Yuvraj and now Rohit have been surprised by the bodyline bowling.

  • POSTED BY Nampally on | September 3, 2011, 14:42 GMT

    Rohit & SRT are injured. Rohit will be out for 6 weeks with broken finger. So an immediate replacement is needed. India needs a good bowler. Get Rahul Sharma who is more suited to English pitches for the ODI's than Mishra.Rahul's bouncy fast leg breaks are economical & wicket taker. With Rahul, Ashwin, Kumar & Munaf, India has at least a half decent bowling. Rohi should be replaced by Rahul. That will be a very positive move for India. If Sachin is unfit for further game. get C.Pujara, Uthappa or Pathan. But BCCI must act fast for replacement players unlike in case of Gambhir so that the player can get acclimitised to English conditions.With Parthiv, Rahane opening, India has a strong team which will also include more confident youngsters.

  • POSTED BY BravoBravo on | September 3, 2011, 14:32 GMT

    Will SRT be ever going to face the heat? When IND in crisis, and he has chance to prove his worth (???), he opts out. If it is not Flu then there is something else regarding his health. It seems like he will do everything as not to play outside the country IND. On a brighter side as he is not playing, IND has a good chance to win the current ongoing ODI against ENG barring the rain factor.

  • POSTED BY on | September 3, 2011, 14:25 GMT

    Aha, here comes Rohith Sharma to the list. I am pretty sure Dinesh Karthik will get a call from the selectors...

  • POSTED BY Shahnawajhossain on | September 3, 2011, 14:22 GMT

    Rohit Sharma should be replaced by one of Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa, Yusuf Pathan, Saurabh Tiwary.......so many options there.....no problem for his injury.

  • POSTED BY on | September 3, 2011, 14:15 GMT

    If both players are out, Manoj Tiwary and Ambati Rayudu should be called up! :D

  • POSTED BY CricketChat on | September 3, 2011, 14:08 GMT

    Sachin should return home. Like Dravid, he should play tests only. He will have plenty of time to rest and recuperate before the next test series.

  • POSTED BY serious-am-i on | September 3, 2011, 13:49 GMT

    so we will be having a fresh 11 some where around on the tour and some debutant might become captain as well,

  • POSTED BY here2rock on | September 3, 2011, 13:49 GMT

    Can anything else go wrong with India on this tour? God giv them some luck for a change!

  • POSTED BY Sudhakar86 on | September 3, 2011, 13:20 GMT

    He will be fit for CL :D:D and be unfit for INDIA-ENG,IND-WI ODI series :X

  • POSTED BY on | September 3, 2011, 13:19 GMT

    thats serious bad luck!he's been going thru these injuries thruout his career...i wanted him to carry India's sagging team thru the series....fingers crossed its not serious..

  • POSTED BY AlanHarrison on | September 3, 2011, 13:12 GMT

    Perhaps Sach is fated not to get that 100th international century on this tour after all ...

  • POSTED BY on | September 3, 2011, 11:59 GMT

    But he will be very vvery fit for CL t20... Ha ha ha... indians playing for money not for country....

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  • POSTED BY on | September 3, 2011, 11:59 GMT

    But he will be very vvery fit for CL t20... Ha ha ha... indians playing for money not for country....

  • POSTED BY AlanHarrison on | September 3, 2011, 13:12 GMT

    Perhaps Sach is fated not to get that 100th international century on this tour after all ...

  • POSTED BY on | September 3, 2011, 13:19 GMT

    thats serious bad luck!he's been going thru these injuries thruout his career...i wanted him to carry India's sagging team thru the series....fingers crossed its not serious..

  • POSTED BY Sudhakar86 on | September 3, 2011, 13:20 GMT

    He will be fit for CL :D:D and be unfit for INDIA-ENG,IND-WI ODI series :X

  • POSTED BY here2rock on | September 3, 2011, 13:49 GMT

    Can anything else go wrong with India on this tour? God giv them some luck for a change!

  • POSTED BY serious-am-i on | September 3, 2011, 13:49 GMT

    so we will be having a fresh 11 some where around on the tour and some debutant might become captain as well,

  • POSTED BY CricketChat on | September 3, 2011, 14:08 GMT

    Sachin should return home. Like Dravid, he should play tests only. He will have plenty of time to rest and recuperate before the next test series.

  • POSTED BY on | September 3, 2011, 14:15 GMT

    If both players are out, Manoj Tiwary and Ambati Rayudu should be called up! :D

  • POSTED BY Shahnawajhossain on | September 3, 2011, 14:22 GMT

    Rohit Sharma should be replaced by one of Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa, Yusuf Pathan, Saurabh Tiwary.......so many options there.....no problem for his injury.

  • POSTED BY on | September 3, 2011, 14:25 GMT

    Aha, here comes Rohith Sharma to the list. I am pretty sure Dinesh Karthik will get a call from the selectors...