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Virender Sehwag named vice-captain

Opening batsman Virender Sehwag has been named the vice-captain of the Indian team for the upcoming one-day internationals and Test series against England.

cricket Updated: Nov 07, 2008 19:08 IST

Opening batsman Virender Sehwag has been named the vice-captain of the Indian team for the upcoming one-day internationals and Test series against England.

The Delhi cricketer is also the vice-captain of the team for the fourth and final Test against Australia after Mahendra Singh Dhoni was elevated to the Test captaincy following the sudden retirement of Anil Kumble.

In the one-dayers, however, Sehwag replaced Yuvraj Singh, who is struggling with his form for sometime now.

"Virender Sehwag will be the vice-captain of the Indian team for the Nagpur Test against Australia, as well as the ODI and Test series against England," BCCI Secretary N Srinivasan said in a statement issued on Friday.

England arrived on Thursday to play seven ODIs and two Tests in India.