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Irfan, Yuvraj, Agarkar yet to recover

Irfan, Yuvraj and Agarkar are yet to recover from the niggles that kept them out of action in the first ODI.

india Updated: Feb 10, 2007 15:43 IST

India had a few fitness concerns on the eve of the second one-dayer against Sri Lanka with Irfan Pathan, Yuvraj Singh and Ajit Agarkar yet to recover from the niggles that kept them out of the first match.

Captain Rahul Dravid said that of the three, Agarkar, who has been down with flu, had a better chance of playing on Sunday although he was unlikely to be 100 per cent fit.

"Agarkar bowled a few overs in the nets. He is still a bit flat," Dravid said.

Pathan has a sore shoulder while Yuvraj was nursing a stiff back.

Dravid said there was no serious concern with Yuvraj.

The Punjab batsman is easing his way back into the team from a four-month lay-off after rupturing his knee ligament during the Champions Trophy.

"The most important thing with Yuvraj is his knee and it is holding up well," the captain said.

"He has fielded well but did not get to bat. There is nothing serious about his back, it is only a niggle."

Nevertheless, the selectors would have liked to have a 100 per cent fit pool to choose from the squad for the World Cup on Sunday.