Indian skipper MS Dhoni is doubtful for Sunday's third and final One Day International (ODI) match against Pakistan in Delhi due to a sore back.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday said wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik has been asked to fly to Delhi as a back-up.
"M.S. Dhoni has a sore back on the eve of the third AIRTEL ODI against Pakistan, to be played at Delhi on Sunday. 6 January 2013," BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale said in a statement on Saturday.