India fast bowler Umesh Yadav is 'unfit', according to captain MS Dhoni, and will not play the Mumbai Test against England in all likelihood.
"Umesh is unfit for this Test match. He has a sore back," Dhoni said on the eve of the match. "We play with two seamers and two spinners, so I don't think we can take a risk to play him in this match. He is most likely to miss this Test match."
Ashok Dinda was called up as back-up for Yadav in the squad, but it is likely to be Ishant Sharma who takes his place in the XI. Last week, Ishant had a bout of viral fever, but he is now fit and had bowled in the nets over the last two days. If he plays, it will be his first Test since ankle surgery in March.