Injured Smith ruled out of one-day series in India

KOLKATA, India - South Africa captain Graeme Smith has been ruled out of this month’s three-match one-day series in India after failing to recover from a finger injury.

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By (Reuters)

Published: Thu 18 Feb 2010, 9:30 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 2:31 AM

Left-handed opener Smith played in the second test which India won by an innings on Thursday but will now return home.

In-form test batsman Hashim Amla, not part of the original ODI squad, has been asked to remain in India while Jacques Kallis will lead the team, the team’s spokesman said on Thursday.

The first ODI will be played in Jaipur on Sunday with the other games to be staged in Gwalior (Feb 24) and Ahmedabad (Feb 27).

India also suffered an injury setback with strike bowler Zaheer Khan ruled out of the series with a muscle injury.

Shanthakumaran Sreesanth will replace him, the Indian board said in a statement.

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