Vijay Hazare Trophy: Parthiv hopeful for last three games

The ‘keeper-batsman for Gujarat hurt his index finger during the last Test against South Africa in Johannesburg.

Parthiv Patel hurt his index finger during the last Test against South Africa in Johannesburg.   -  AKHILESH KUMAR

Parthiv Patel is hopeful of playing the last three Vijay Hazare limited-overs matches for Gujarat.

Patel hurt his right index finger on the fourth day of the third Test against South Africa at The Wanderers, Johannesburg. Dinesh Karthik — flown in as a substitute — kept wickets in the last session on the fourth day of the third Test that India won.

“I plan to leave for Chennai on February 9. I should be fine by the match on February 11 (against Rajasthan),'' said Patel.

Gujarat will also play Andhra on February 12 and Goa on February 14.