Afghanistan paceman Dawlat Zadran ruled out of one-off Test against India due to knee injury

Zadran was also ruled out of his side's three T20 Internationals against Bangladesh, starting 3 June in Dehradun, an International Cricket Council (ICC) release stated.

IANS, May 28, 2018 18:41:33 IST

New Delhi: Ahead of their inaugural Test against India from 14-18 June in Bengaluru, Afghanistan were dealt a major blow after paceman Dawlat Zadran was ruled out with a knee injury.

Zadran was also ruled out of his side's three T20 Internationals against Bangladesh, starting 3 June in Dehradun, an International Cricket Council (ICC) release stated.

According to the Afghan Cricket Board (ACB), the 30-year-old pacer hurt himself during training in India and was advised a month's rest.

Zadran, who has 137 wickets from 105 international matches, has been in good form for Afghanistan. During their title run in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 in Zimbabwe earlier this year, he picked up eight wickets and also took a hat-trick in the warm-up match before the main tournament.

The absence of an experienced paceman capable of hitting 140kph could leave the team with some concerns.

The team has been training at Greater Noida under coach Phil Simmons ahead of these matches.

Updated Date: May 28, 2018 18:41:33 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





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3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
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2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
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2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254