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Yuvraj doubtful for first Test against England

Yuvraj Singh's chances of being fit for the first Test against England have been put into doubt after pulling a hamstring during his match-winning hundred in the final one-dayer at Karachi

Cricinfo staff
19-Feb-2006


Yuvraj Singh injured himself while masterminding the run-chase © Getty Images
Yuvraj Singh's chances of being fit for the first Test against England have been put into doubt after pulling a hamstring during his match-winning hundred in the final one-dayer at Karachi.
Rahul Dravid, the India captain, said Yuvraj's hamstring was "[a] bit of a worry" while adding that they would be advised of the severity of the injury within 48 hours. The first Test against England starts at Nagpur on March 1.
Yuvraj suffered the injury when he was on 82; struggling to complete a single, he limped to the crease and called for immediate treatment. John Gloster, India's physiotherapist, treated Yuvraj but he was in no position to carry on without a runner. He completed his century, still visibly in pain, and hobbled off the field in some discomfort.
"We've strapped it up and iced it," said Dravid. "We will need anywhere between 24 and 48 hours to know how sore it is. But I have to admit it's a bit of a worry." Greg Chappell, India's coach, echoed Dravid's worries. We won't really know for another couple of days but I'd say he's going to miss a few games," said Chappell. "I would think he must be in serious doubt for the first Test."
India's squad for the Test series against England is to be announced in four days' time.