India seamer ShanthakumaranSreesanth is out of contention to replace Praveen Kumar for the Test series against Australia as he has said that he could be out of action for a period of six to eight weeks.
Sreesanth, rehabilitating from a toe injury that sidelined him from the ongoing Ranji trophy, said that he had decided against surgery to his left toe.
Speaking to ESPNCricinfo, Sreesanth said, "I did a bit of ayurvedic treatment and it (pain) has really come down."
"I was advised surgery but didn't go for it because the last time I did ayurvedic treatment, for a labrum tear on my shoulder, it really helped and I never had to go for surgery. I have consulted the same doctor. The muscles get stronger with physiotherapy. I will start training in Bangalore from December 12," Sreesanth said.