Injured Irfan Pathan out of tri-series

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LONDON, ENGLAND - India allrounder Irfan Pathan has been ruled out of the upcoming tri-series in the West Indies due to a hamstring injury. He has been replaced by the right-arm seamer Shami Ahmed, who has already played five ODIs.

Irfan was part of the Champions Trophy squad but did not get a game. He bowled in the warm-up match against Sri Lanka and finished with expensive figures of 0 for 45 from five overs. Irfan last played for India during the limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka in 2012 but another hamstring injury cut short his Ranji Trophy season.

Shami, who represents Bengal, made his debut when Pakistan toured India for a limited-overs series in January. Shami's inclusion is the only change to the squad, which otherwise has the same set of players who were picked for the Champions Trophy.

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Mon, 06/24/2013 - 07:03