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Agarkar replaces Salvi for Mohali Test

The national selectors made just one change in the squad, bringing in Ajit Agarkar in place of injured Avishkar Salvi, for the second and final cricket Test against New Zealand.

india Updated: Oct 12, 2003 23:49 IST

The national selectors made just one change in the squad, bringing in Mumbai speedster Ajit Agarkar in place of injured Avishkar Salvi, for the second and final cricket Test against New Zealand, starting at Mohali on Thursday.

Agarkar made it to the side after the selectors, who had earlier announced an unchanged side for the second Test, realised Salvi had injured the webbing of his finger during practice this morning, Cricket Board joint secretary Ratnakar Shetty told reporters here.

Salvi did not play in the first Test here as Tamil Nadu's Laxmipathy Balaji was named in the playing XI to handle the pace department alongwith left-arm pacer Zaheer Khan. The first Test ended in a tame draw today.

Team: Sourav Ganguly (capt), Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, V V S Laxman, Akash Chopra, Parthiv Patel (wicketkeeper), Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, L Balaji, Ajit Agarkar, Yuvraj Singh and Sairaj Bahutule.

First Published: Oct 12, 2003 18:16 IST