Nov 14 2012
Steven Finn has been ruled out of England's first Test against India by a thigh strain.
England captain Alastair Cook confirmed that Finn would miss out in a press conference in Ahmedabad.
"Steven will not be available for tomorrow's Test", said Cook. "It would be too big a risk."
England are already contemplating a gamble on Stuart Broad's fitness as he has been troubled by a bruised heel.
Cook did not confirm who would replace Finn at the Sarwar Patel Stadium but seamer Tim Bresnan is the favourite to get the nod.
Fellow seamer Graham Onions and spinner Monty Panesar would be alternatives to Bresnan.