Karn Sharma ruled out of Zimbabwe tour

Dipayan Saha / 06 July 2015

Indian leg-spinner Karn Sharma has been ruled out of the upcoming Zimbabwe tour due a finger injury. The 27-year-old, who has represented the national side in a Test and two ODIs, has fractured his left middle finger, according to a BCCI media release. “The BCCI medical team confirms that leg-spinner Karn Sharma has been ruled out of India’s tour of Zimbabwe, starting on 7 July 2015, due to injury. Karn has fractured his left middle finger. There will be no replacement for him for the Zimbabwe tour,” the release said.

The Meerut-born player, who came into limelight after his performance for his IPL side Sunrisers Hyderabad caught the attention of the selectors and was selected in the 15-member Indian squad to be led by Ajinkya Rahane. A second-string Indian side is slated to play three ODIs and two T20s against the African nation starting July 10.

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