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Parthiv to join squad as back-up for Dhoni

Parthiv Patel will join India's squad at the Asia Cup as a back-up for their captain MS Dhoni, who suffered a back spasm during a training session on Monday

Parthiv Patel brings up his maiden List A hundred, Delhi v Gujarat, Vijay Hazare Trophy final, Bangalore, December 28, 2015

Parthiv Patel last played for India in February 2012  •  PTI

Parthiv Patel will join India's squad at the Asia Cup as a back-up for their captain MS Dhoni. According to a BCCI release, Dhoni suffered a muscle spasm in his back during a training session in Dhaka on Monday. Parthiv, the 30-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman, last played for India during the ODI triangular series in Australia in February 2012.
Parthiv has featured in just two T20Is, both in 2011, but has been in decent touch in domestic cricket; he was Gujarat's second-highest run-getter in the Vijay Hazare Trophy with 295 runs, including a century and a fifty, which helped the team clinch the title. He also stroked a century in the Deodhar Trophy last month, against India A in Kanpur.