Still unfit Zaheer Khan to miss Irani Cup tie, may miss Aus series too

Zaheer has not played since he picked up a calf injury earlier this month. Now, he may end up missing at least the first part of the series against Australia which starts February 22.

updated: January 30, 2013 20:02 IST
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Mumbai: Zaheer Khan was on Wednesday, not picked by newly crowned Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai for their five-day Irani Cup match against the Rest of India beginning at the Wankhede Stadium on February 6, as he has not yet recovered from the calf injury he sustained at the start of this month.

"Zaheer is not yet fit and it seems he would need at least three weeks to regain fitness," informed Mumbai Cricket Association's secretary Nitin Dalal after the selection committee meeting.

The senior left-arm pacer, who was injured during Mumbai's last league game against Gujarat at the D Y Patil Stadium thus appears in doubt for at least the initial part of the four-Test series against Australia, commencing with the first game at Chennai on February 22.

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