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Finn ruled out of 2nd Test against India

Press Trust Of India
Nov 20, 2012 at 08:55pm IST

Mumbai: England pacer Steven Finn has been ruled out of the second Test against India with the thigh strain he picked up at the start of the tour. Finn, who was injured during England's first warm-up match of the tour, was expected to be recalled for the second Test here to bolster the English attack which failed to make an impression in the first Test in Ahmedabad.

He is now, however, expected to undergo a scan on Wednesday to know the extent of the problem. England are certain to make changes to their bowling attack for the second match with left-arm spinner Monty Panesar likely to come back.

The batting line-up could also be slightly altered as Ian Bell has flown home for the birth of his child. Skipper Alastair Cook, after the failure in the first Test, urged all his players to chip in. Cook made a defiant 176 in the second innings but could not avert a nine-wicket defeat.

Injured Finn ruled out of second Test against India

Finn was expected to recover from the thigh strain, which he picked up at the start of the tour, to join England squad for the second Test.

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