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    Zaheer Khan has been ruled out of Indian squad for the third test against New Zealand that begins on November 20.
    Zaheer missed most of the fourth day of the second Test at Hyderabad and could bowl only few overs on the final day of the second test which ended in a draw. This development is being seen as a precautionary measure as Indian team wouldn’t want to see the ace bowler sit on bench during the crucial matches coming up after this series.

    The timing of his absence couldn’t be worse as India struggled to remove New Zealand batsmen on the last two days as Brendon McCullum was successful in ensuring a tame draw. Zaheer was instrumental in wrapping up of the first innings of New Zealand on 350 and the 122 run lead, which at one point seemed crucial.
    Left arm paceman Jaidev Unadkat has been called as a replacement for the ace Indian striker. However, Ishant Sharma will take on the bowling mantle for the third and the final India v New Zealand Test match.
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