The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed that Zaheer Khan had strained his hamstring during the the first day’s play of the 1st Test Match between India and England being played at the Lord’s Cricket Ground.
Zaheer is undergoing treatment by the team’s physiotherapist and is most likely to be fit to bowl in the second innings.
An India statement released before play started Friday confirmed Zaheer’s hamstring strain.
“Mr. Zaheer Khan had strained his hamstring during the course of the first day’s play of the 1st Test Match between India and England being played at the Lord’s Cricket Ground.”
“He is undergoing treatment which is being administered by the team physio.”
“He may be unavailable to bowl in the first innings but is likely to be fit to bowl in the second innings.”
Left-arm fast bowler Zaheer was the pick of India’s attack on first day with two wickets for 18 runs in 13.3 overs. He removed both England openers, Alastair Cook and captain Andrew Strauss.
This is the 2,000th Test match of all time and the 100th match between England and India.