Saturday 26 February 2011 

Rib Injury Won't Sideline Sehwag For England Game

Rib Injury Won't Sideline Sehwag For England Game
Rib Injury Won't Sideline Sehwag For England Game
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Powerful Indian opening batsman Virender Sehwag has been passed fit to play in his side's Cricket World Cup match against England in Bangalore.

Sehwag, who struck 175 in 140 balls in India's 87-run win over Bangladesh on the opening day of the tournament, was struck on the ribs during net practice ahead of the match.

However, he will recover from the blow in time to take his place at the top of the order, where he will be hoping to get India off to a flying start.

"Virender Sehwag was hit on the left ribcage in the nets earlier today," a statement from the Indian board (BCCI) read.

"He is currently under medication; however he is expected to be fit for the match against England on Sunday."

England go into the match, having been pushed hard by the Netherlands before prevailing by six wickets in their opening game, with no injury worries, although fast bowler Stuart Broad is expected to recover from a stomach bug in time to play.

© Cricket World 2011

 
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