India batsman Sachin Tendulkar ruled out of ODI series
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India batsman Sachin Tendulkar has been ruled out of the one-day series with England because of a toe injury.
The 38-year-old missed Saturday's first game at Chester-le-Street - which was abandoned as a no result - with the injury and is facing four weeks out.
Tendulkar, who has hit 99 international centuries, will now have to wait until England tour India in October for the chance to score a 100th ton.
Subramaniam Badrinath has been called up as a replacement.
The 31-year-old has a batting average of 15.80 from seven one-day internationals, and has also played two Test matches and one Twenty20 for his country.
The second game in the five-match series is scheduled to take place at The Rose Bowl on Tuesday.
India scored 274-7 in Saturday's opening game and had England struggling at 27-2 in their reply when the rain came, leaving the tourists still searching for their first international win of the tour.
As well as suffering a 4-0 whitewash in the Test series, they were also beaten in the only Twenty20 international at Old Trafford last week.
Injuries have hit India hard during the latter stages of the tour, with Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Ishant Sharma, Harbhajan Singh and Rohit Sharma already ruled out.