India news August 20, 2010

Sreesanth hoping for comeback in Corporate Trophy

Cricinfo staff

Sreesanth, who injured his knee in Sri Lanka, is hoping to come back to match fitness for the BCCI Corporate Trophy, which begins on September 1. He has been going through physiotherapy and rehab at the NCA in Bangalore, and resumed bowling on August 20.

Sreesanth was attempting a comeback after a bout of swine flu and then a stress fracture of the back had kept him out of the national side. Upon reaching Sri Lanka, he injured the knee while warming up for the first training session on the tour. It was diagnosed as a medial collateral ligament tear in his left knee.

Sreesanth had returned to India, and then went to England to consult Jonathon Lavelle, an orthopaedic consultant in England, for further diagnosis. He is relieved that the knee doesn't need surgery and is hopeful of starting another comeback through the Corporate Trophy.

The domestic tournament is the only event through which Sreesanth can stake a claim for selection for Australia Tests: the Irani Cup coincides with the first Test of the series.