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Saheer Khan ruled out of India's tour of England

Indian pace bowler Zaheer Khan has been ruled out of the rest of India's tour of England after it was revealed that he would need ankle surgery which will keep him out of the game until November.

Zaheer hasn't had a great time of it of late, pulling out of the first test at Lord's with a hamstring injury after bowling just 13.3 overs, and then had to leave the field for treatment after only three overs while playing in this week's two-day match against Northamptonshire. India have called up RP Singh to replace him for the rest of the tour.

'Zaheer Khan is suffering from a recurrent right hamstring strain and a right ankle impingement,' said a statement from the Board of Control for Cricket in India. 'He will require a surgery for his ankle, followed by intensive rehabilitation for both the ankle and hamstring. He will need at least 14-16 weeks to recover completely.

'He will therefore not be able to participate in the ongoing Test series and subsequent T20 international and ODI series against England.'

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