All-Rounder Stuart Binny has been called up for the Indian team ahead of the second Test match that will begin on August 20 at the P Sara Oval in Colombo. BCCI have officially confirmed the news.
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 16, 2015‘
This is a hint that the team management could drop either Harbhajan Singh or Amit Mishra in place of Binny, who could be the seventh batsman in the side apart from the fifth bowler’s role.
The BCCI also confirmed that there was no fresh injury concern for any other members of the squad, that Binny was just an “addition” to the 15-man unit. Binny, seen as someone who can bat at No. 6 and be a fifth bowling option, will provide the team management with an additional all-round choice. He has played three Tests, all on India’s tour to England in mid 2014. While he did not pick up a wicket in any of those games, he scored a handy 78 in his debut Test at Nottingham.