Parthiv named as cover for injured Dhoni in Asia Cup

Mumbai : Wicketkeeper batsman Parthiv Patel has been called up to the Indian T20 squad as a cover for injured captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the Asia Cup, which starts on Wednesday.

“India ODI and T20I captain MS Dhoni has suffered a muscle spasm in the back during a training session today in Dhaka,” Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur said in a statement.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Parthiv Patel as the back-up wicketkeeper for the upcoming Asia Cup, 2016. He will join the team in Dhaka at the earliest.”

India will take on hosts Bangladesh in the opening match of the Asia Cup T20 on Wednesday. (ANI)