New Delhi: Tamil Nadu wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik will replace Wriddhiman Saha in the Test squad for the one-off game against Afghanistan.
The 33-year-old Karthik will return to the Test team after a gap of eight years after Saha was ruled out of the historic game due to a finger injury.
The Indian team will take on Afghanistan in the latter's first-ever Test, at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore, starting June 14.
Saha injured his hand during the Qualifier 1 against the Kolkata Knight Riders while playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad during IPL 2018, and subsequently missed the final against the Chennai Super Kings.
Speaking about his injury a couple of days back, Saha had stated that he was unsure whether he would be able to take part in the Test, claiming that the doctors will have to assess and help take a final call.
Saha is expected to be out of the game for a month and a half.