India batsman Rayudu out of Zimbabwe series with injury

13 Jul, 2015 3:00 pm

MUMBAI – In-form batsman Ambati Rayudu has been ruled out of the remainder of India’s tour of Zimbabwe with a muscle injury, the country’s cricket board (BCCI) said on Monday.

Rayudu, 29, scored an unbeaten 124 in the first one-day international against Zimbabwe and followed it up with a 41 in the second match, during which he sustained the injury.

“Rayudu pulled his right quadriceps muscles and will require 2-3 weeks of rehabilitation,” the BCCI said in a statement.

Uncapped Sanju Samson, 20, will replace Rayudu for the third and final ODI and the two subsequent Twenty20 matches.

India are 2-0 ahead in the three-match series, with the final ODI on Tuesday. – Reuters

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