Kitply Cup 2008 / News

Tri-series in Bangladesh, 2008

Tendulkar to miss Bangladesh tri-series and Asia Cup

Cricinfo staff

May 29, 2008

Text size: A | A

Sachin Tendulkar's groin hasn't healed completely © AFP

Sachin Tendulkar will miss the upcoming tri-series in Bangladesh and the Asia Cup that follows because he hasn't recovered fully from his groin injury.

The injury had forced Tendulkar to miss the second and third Tests against South Africa in April as well as the first half of the Mumbai Indians' campaign in the Indian Premier League.

"Tendulkar is not available for the tri-series as well as the Asia Cup on the advice of Mumbai Indians physiotherapist Nitin Patel," Niranjan Shah, the BCCI secretary, said. "He has not recovered sufficiently from the groin injury."

Tendulkar was instrumental in India winning the tri-series in Australia earlier this year, scoring an unbeaten 117 and 91 in the best-of-three finals. His IPL form, after missing Mumbai Indians' first seven games, hasn't been as good, with 188 runs at an average of 31.33 and strike-rate of 106.

Besides Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan, the fast bowler, is likely to miss out owing to the recurrence of his ankle injury, which ruled him out of the recent Test series against South Africa. Zaheer took part in the IPL, picking up 13 wickets in 11 matches before succumbing to the injury.

India will travel to Bangladesh to compete in a tri-series also involving Pakistan between June 8 and 14. The Asia Cup is scheduled to be held in Pakistan between June 24 and July 6.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

Email Feedback Print
ESPNcricinfo staffClose
Related Links
Tournament Results
India v Pakistan at Dhaka - Jun 14, 2008
Pakistan won by 25 runs
Bangladesh v India at Dhaka - Jun 12, 2008
India won by 7 wickets (with 89 balls remaining)
India v Pakistan at Dhaka - Jun 10, 2008
India won by 140 runs
Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dhaka - Jun 8, 2008
Pakistan won by 70 runs
More results »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days
Sponsored Links

Why not you? Read and learn how!