"Munaf Patel is joining the India [ Images ]n team in Sri Lanka, as an additional member of the squad. He will reach Dambulla tomorrow [Friday]," a statement from theï¿½Board of Control for Cricket in India on Thursday read.
India'sï¿½bowling has looked quite ordinaryï¿½in the last few monthsï¿½afterï¿½manyï¿½bowlers wereï¿½ruled of action because of various injuries.
India suffered a scare in their last match -- the opening ODI of the tri-series, against New Zealand -- when pacer Abhimanyu Mithun [ Images ] bowled only four overs before he was forced to retire with heat stroke.
Fast bowler Ishant Sharma [ Images ] was also ruled of that match after suffering an ankle injury, depleting India's bowling resources further.
Strike bowler Zaheer Khan [ Images ] is already out of action because of injury, while lead spinner Harbhajan Singh [ Images ] was rested for the series after sustaining an injury during the Sri Lanka Test series.
India, who were thrashed by New Zealand by 200 runs,ï¿½next play Sri Lanka on Monday.
India squad: 1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni [ Images ] (captain), 2. Virender Sehwag [ Images ], 3. Suresh Raina [ Images ], 4. Virat Kohli [ Images ], 5. Dinesh Karthik [ Images ], 6. Yuvraj Singh [ Images ], 7. Rohit Sharma [ Images ], 8. Saurabh Tiwary [ Images ], 9. Ravindra Jadeja [ Images ], 10. Ashish Nehra [ Images ], 11. Praveen Kumar [ Images ], 12. Pragyan Ojha [ Images ], 13. R Ashwin, 14. Abhimanyu Mithun, 15. Ishant Sharma, 16. Munaf Patel.