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India’s Yuvraj, Harbhajan to Miss Rest of England Test Series

Aug. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Batsman Yuvraj Singh and bowler Harbhajan Singh will miss the rest of India’s Test cricket series against England with injuries.

Yuvraj has a fractured left index finger and will be out about four weeks, while Harbhajan’s strained abdominal muscle will sideline him three weeks, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said in a statement on its website.

They will be replaced by batsman Virat Kohli and spinner Pragyan Ojha, the BCCI said.

India has lost the first two games in the four-Test series, which resumes Aug. 10 at Edgbaston in Birmingham. The final Test is Aug. 18-22 at the Oval in London.

Fast-bowler Zaheer Khan and opener Gautam Gambhir both missed the last Test with injuries and their status for the third game isn’t yet known. Opening batsman Virender Sehwag, who hasn’t played since having shoulder surgery in May, will join the team in England today.

England can replace India as No. 1 in the International Cricket Council rankings with another victory or by drawing the final two matches. The teams will also play one Twenty20 match and five one-day international games following the Test series.

To contact the reporter on this story: Bob Bensch in London at bbensch@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Christopher Elser at celser@bloomberg.net.

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