India news October 2, 2012

Sehwag suffers ankle injury

ESPNcricinfo staff

Virender Sehwag could be a doubt for the Champions League T20 after he strained a ligament in his left ankle during India's final Super Eights match in the World Twenty20 against South Africa in Colombo.

Sehwag went off the field during South Africa's innings and did not return. It was reported that he would need two weeks of rest. Sehwag had given up the Delhi Daredevils captaincy for the Champions League, which begins on October 9, but remained a key member of their squad. Delhi are scheduled to open their campaign on October 13 in Centurion.

Sehwag had a poor World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, scoring only 54 runs in three innings at a strike rate of 112 and was left out of the group game against England. India failed to qualify for the semi-finals despite winning four out of five matches, exiting the Super Eights on net run-rate.

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  • Naresh on October 5, 2012, 8:45 GMT

    @hagar009 - your words are so hollow. You should have played cricket!!!!!!

  • Dummy4 on October 4, 2012, 21:59 GMT

    Mr. hagar009,

    Teams like Aus, SA and Pak win matches with their bowling not just with batting. India losing test matches is not as a result of Sachin scoring hundred but Indian bowlers not taking 20 wickets along with other batsmen not performing. Are you saying if Sachin had not scored those hundreds, India would have won?

    Please think before you write.

  • Alex on October 4, 2012, 20:35 GMT

    Time to dump dhoni , gambhir , rohit sharma from T20. I want raina to lead indian team with kohli as vice captain. I know why sehwag and gambhir failed though. They do not want to win another world cup for Dhoni and dhoni come trumphet he won another world cup. Dhoni is bringing negative feeling from all team mates. Its jealousy or real animosity. I think for me dhoni has to be dumped if india wants to win big tournament. Dhoni lucks ran out. He become stagnant now. He was best captain india ever had but time to find new leader. I see raina as temp choice until kohli gets into leader slowly. Sehwag is special player , he needs to be give freedom to do what he wants. India can find 100s of run accumulator. Tough to find a destroyer because normally you see sloggers you find who can't be that consistent. Very difficult to find a strokemaker who score faster than a slogger. Dhoni insulted sehwag by benching him and lost badly. Hahaha. Unmukt chand should be in india team also.

  • bradmann on October 4, 2012, 3:46 GMT

    Dhoni,gambhir,zaheer should retire from T20 s and concentrate on test and ODIs , dhoni lost 3 t20 world cup consecutively without making semis ,fast bowling also been taken seriously,particularly india giving importance to this dame IPL, champions leaugue t20 they should have atleast qualified for semis

  • Dummy4 on October 3, 2012, 20:03 GMT

    Gambhir out of T20s - only in for ODIs and Test. What is Manoj Tiwary, Pujara, Mukund and Rahane doing on the sidelines for all this time? If Sehwag doesn't do well in the next ODIs and Tests, he also should be dropped to make way for one of these players or even Vijay. Dhoni also should be out of test team, and Sachin must retire from all forms.

  • Saket on October 3, 2012, 17:37 GMT

    Judging from his pot belly, India needs to do with him what England did with Samit Patel....Patel has come back a better cricketer...the point is, does Sehwag have it in him to work hard? Equally important, does the BCCI have the guts to discipline him? It is also clear that India need to start getting youngsters for ODIs and T-20s, while retaining the experienced cricketers for Tests. They, more than anything, need to insist on HIGH fielding standards for EVERY person in the team....very embarassing to see how Ashwin and Balaji field, the less said about Sehwag, Gambhir and Khan, the better....

  • Raj on October 3, 2012, 14:56 GMT

    Vijay had given rough deal in test side because of his last 3 consecutive ODI failures & Last T20 failures. This is wrong.

    Vijay, Mukund, Rahane should fill top spot. Pujara, Kohli and then WK. Sachin. Sorry Badri. Dhoni should retire from Test. Karthik can come in now. But he is from TN. So unwritten policy and we can't have many players from same state.

    But main problem in recent years, test team selection always around how to make Raina into it. By doing so, lot of talents are not tested properly. Both Dhoni & Raina are thick friends. Until some one break this, things will continue in wrong result. Raina is spirited player, no doubt. but test match is different.

  • Dummy4 on October 3, 2012, 13:37 GMT

    it should have happened earlier. Had sehwag got injured earlier, India could have tried either Rahane, Uthappa or Shikhar as an opener in the T20 world cup. It could be a blessing for Unmukt Chand who now have a golden opportunity to show his credentials as a batsman by playing in Champions League. Sehwag's averages 21 against Australia and 27 against South Africa in ODIs (teams with good bowling attacks). So, He is always out of form when it comes to play against Australia and SA. I think BCCI should schedule the matches by seeing the sehwag's form, atleast we could see sehwag scoring runs against good bowling attacks.

  • soumyas on October 3, 2012, 13:12 GMT

    selectors its high time to give chances to RAHANE , RAYUDU and M TIWARI. please forget Sehwag,Sharma even pathan.

  • Dummy4 on October 3, 2012, 13:10 GMT

    we r expecting too much from 34y sehwag give him rest he should be conserved for india matches only here only i was disappointment seeing sachin played with broken finger and asked for rest after ipl ansd not playing for india being the senior most player in india this is not example set by him prefering money more than country before that i was big fan of him.bcci should take care of these players who crossed 30 years should pay the amount and they should conserve our only 3 fast bowlers (ishanth,umesh,aron) from too much t20 sure that is the reason they r not selected to t20 wc because bowlers like steyn,broad,gul came from test cricket to t20 that means they mastered swing bowling

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