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Sreesanth ruled out of Test series

The Indian cricket board says the paceman will miss the two-Test series in Bangladesh due to a strained left calf.
Reuters | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2007 03:55 PM IST

Paceman Shanthakumaran Sreesanth will miss the two-test series in Bangladesh due to injury, the Indian cricket board said on Tuesday.

Sreesanth hurt his left calf during the first one-day international last week and has been replaced by left-arm seamer Rudra Pratap Singh, who was also a member of the one-day squad.

"Despite the best efforts at treatment of his injury he will not be 100 per cent fit for the start of the first test ... and he will continue to require treatment for this soft tissue injury for another seven days," a statement said.

Sreesanth, 24, is one of India's new crop of pacemen and has impressed with his spirit and wicket-taking abilities.

The first test in Chittagong begins on Friday.

India won the three-match one-day series 2-0 after the final game was abandoned on Tuesday because of a waterlogged outfield.

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