Tendulkar ruled out of one-day series

LONDON, (Reuters) – Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar  has been ruled out of the rest of the one-day series against  England because of a toe injury, the Indian cricket board (BCCI)  said yesterday.
“He has been advised rest for four weeks.

The All-India  Senior Selection Committee has chosen Subramaniam Badrinath to  replace him,” BCCI secretary N Srinivasan said in a statement.

Badrinath, who turned 31 last week, got a belated birthday  gift after Tendulkar became the eighth member of the squad to be  forced out of the tour through injury.

Sachin Tendulkar

Tendulkar missed the first one-dayer at Durham with a  swollen toe, ensuring he would not make his eagerly-awaited  100th international century on the tour of England. Tendulkar, 38, has made 99 centuries in international  cricket, 51 in tests and 48 in one-dayers.

Having scored 274 for seven and reducing England to 27 for  two at Durham, India looked on course to beat their hosts for  the first time on the tour but the match was abandoned due to  rain.

Middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma fractured his right index  finger during the match and was ruled out of the series, with  Manoj Tiwary called up as his replacement.

Sharma followed Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Gautam  Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Ishant Sharma and Harbhajan Singh who  have already returned home with injuries.

The 50-over world champions arrived as the top-ranked test team but were knocked off their perch as England swept the series 4-0.
The second one-dayer is at the Rose Bowl, Hampshire today.

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