Shardul Thakur was reportedly on holiday in Thailand but an SOS was sent to him and asked to return immediately.
File photo of Shardul Thakur in action. AP
India all-rounder Shardul Thakur has been picked in India ‘A’ squad for the ongoing series against New Zealand ‘A’ after Prasidh Krishna was injured.
Krishna suffered a back spasm and did not feature even in the first four-day match. Thakur, who was earlier named in the West Zone team in the Duleep Trophy, was named as his replacement on Sunday, Times of India reported.
Saurashtra seamer Chetan Sakaria was brought into the West Zone team to replace Thakur and play in the inter-zone tournament from 8 to 25 September.
Cricbuzz too reported that Thakur was on holiday in Thailand and an SOS had been sent to him to return immediately.
The first match between India ‘A’ and New Zealand ‘A’ ended in a draw after several mammoth batting centuries by both sides.
The next two four-day games will be played in Hubli and Bangalore from September 8 and 15.
India A Team: Priyank Panchal (c), Abhimanyu Easwaran, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraaz Khan, Tilak Varma, KS Bharat (wk), Upendra Yadav (wk), Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Umran Malik, Saurabh Kumar, Mukesh Kumar , Yash Dayal and Arzan Nagwaswalla.
Find the latest and upcoming tech gadgets online at Tech2 Gadgets. Get tech news, gadget reviews and ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specs, features, prices, comparisons.