India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s participation in the Asia Cup is in doubt after he suffered an injury in the course of a training procedure in Dhaka on Monday. Gujarat wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel has been known as up being cover.

“MS Dhoni has got suffered a muscle spasm injury in the back during a training session on Monday in Dhaka. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has got labeled Parthiv Patel as the back up wicketkeeper for the upcoming Asia Cup, 2016. He will probably join the team in Dhaka at the earliest,” look at a statement from the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

MS Dhoni Suffers Injury and will not be there for Asia Cup 2016

It will be a big blow to India if Mahendra Singh Dhoni is ruled out of the Asia Cup.

It will be a big blow to India if Mahendra Singh Dhoni is ruled out of the Asia Cup.    © AFP

The 30-year-old left-hander has had a good season at home, hitting a century each in the Vijay Hazare and Deodhar Trophy tournaments.

Patel last played for India in an ODI tri-series against Sri Lanka at Brisbane, Australia in 2012.

As India prepare to begin their Asia Cup T20 campaign in Bangladesh, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has suffered muscle spasm in training, casting doubts over his contribution in the sub-continental occasion. Mumbai Indians and Gujarat wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel will be flown in as the back-up ‘keeper, BCCI said in a release on Monday.

The Asia Cup, which will be played in the T20 format this year in the lead-up to the ICC World T20 in March, will feature Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and a qualifier to be determined on Monday.

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