Monday 18 February 2008 

Cricket Australia Plays Down Gilchrist Injury Fears

Cricket Australia (CA) have played down fears that Adam Gilchrist is an injury doubt for the next Commonwealth Bank series match after he received a blow to the hand in Australia's 50-run defeat of India in Adelaide.

"Adam did receive a knock on the hand while wicket-keeping last night and while it was quite sore at the time he is expected to be fully fit to take part in Friday's match against Sri Lanka," CA physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said in a statement.

"No medical investigation has been undertaken and at this stage there is no plan to do so over the course of the week."

Gilchrist is retiring from international cricket at the end of the tournament.