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Sehwag doubtful for West Indies match

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March 19, 2011

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Virender Sehwag began the innings with a few streaky shots, India v England, World Cup, Group B, Bangalore, February 27, 2011
Virender Sehwag is hampered by swollen right knee, which is the result of allergic reaction © Getty Images
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Virender Sehwag might miss India's final group game against West Indies on Sunday because of a knee problem. Sehwag's knee has been bothering him since the start of the World Cup, but his current worry is the result of swelling caused by an allergic reaction to a pain-killing injection he took after the match against South Africa.

"Viru [Sehwag] has got an allergic reaction in his right knee, so we will take that call [about whether to play him] either in the evening or on the morning of the game," MS Dhoni said at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday.

If Sehwag is unable to take the field, Gautam Gambhir will most likely open the innings with Sachin Tendulkar.

The game doesn't have a lot riding on it as Bangladesh's defeat to South Africa today means India and England are already through to the quarter-finals and barring a catastrophic defeat, West Indies can afford to lose tomorrow's game and still join them on the basis of a better net run-rate than Bangladesh.

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Comments: 82 
Posted by   on (March 20, 2011, 21:23 GMT)

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Posted by   on (March 20, 2011, 15:08 GMT)

Hey raj040686

without the right footwork and without running runs, how do you think Viru scores the big runs he does... if you were so good at it i would love to see you bat..Everyone has to be a cricket genuis. This is classic...

Posted by terminatro747 on (March 20, 2011, 9:20 GMT)

Lets hope sachin doesnt make a century so india wins

Posted by   on (March 20, 2011, 8:47 GMT)

We re waiting 4 yet anothr record frm sachin bhai.. Records always gve him way 2 walk..

Posted by Fastbowler55 on (March 20, 2011, 8:22 GMT)

Inida is going out in the quarters haha

Posted by   on (March 20, 2011, 8:17 GMT)

Virat kholi, YUVI, Yusuf pathan, should be in line with SRT and Gaoutam for today's match and then let Raina and Harbhajan take the part for the suprise win.

Posted by   on (March 20, 2011, 8:16 GMT)

The thing about Yusuf is you wouldn't need him for four matches out of 5 but there will be one important match where all our cards will be down and he will get us home. He is a proven match winner and he should bat at his usual position.

Posted by KiwiRocker- on (March 20, 2011, 7:23 GMT)

One has to feel that horse may already have been bolted in India's case. If India wins today, they will face Australia and if India loses, they will face SL. India is doomed either way as both Australia and SL will take India to cleaners.India had an easy ride to WC as India is in a far easier Group.B with SA only notable team to beat but India has made a mess by losing against SA and then an aweful tie with England. I do not see this Indian team progressing beyond QF. Indian selectors need to be blamed as they have lulled Indian fans into fanatacy land. Yousaf Pathan is a medicore player with 600 runs and he has been made some Abdul Razzaq. Yuvraj and Raina should not even be in team as they will be sitting ducks against pace.Dhoni continues making excuses one after another while he is milking cash rich BCCI and sponsors. In a sad twist of irony, Pakistan may have sealed India's fate by beating Australia- If India lost, it will be their biggest world cup loss and probably best chance!

Posted by craagz on (March 20, 2011, 7:08 GMT)

and he fields in slips and catching positions most of the time!!! LOL

Posted by MACHHINDRA on (March 20, 2011, 7:01 GMT)

India shouldnt worry abou QF as We are capable of beating both Aus and Srilanka. Play naturally, focus on bowling , We will surly win the World Cup.

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