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Umesh Yadav unfit to play Mumbai Test: Dhoni

Posted on Nov 22, 09:21PM | UNI

Test captain MS Dhoni has stated that fast bowler Umesh Yadav is unfit to play the second Test, starting at the Wankhede here from tomorrow.

"Umesh is unfit for this Test match. He has a sore back," Dhoni said on the eve of the match. "We play with two seamers and two spinners, so I don't think we can take a risk to play him in this match. He is most likely to miss this Test match." Ashok Dinda was called up as back-up for Yadav in the squad, but it is likely to be Ishant Sharma who takes his place in the XI.

Last week, Ishant had a bout of viral fever, but he is fit and had bowled in the nets over the last two days. If he plays, it will be his first Test since ankle surgery in March.

ndia are leading the four-match series 1-0 after winning the first Test by nine wickets.