Ganguly to be rested in Kochi ODI
The good news for Team India is that Ganguly's injury is not serious and he will be available for the rest of the series.cricket Updated: Sep 30, 2007 22:26 IST
Sourav Ganguly, who pulled a hamstring muscle during the first ODI, will be rested for the second cricket one-day international against Australia to be held in Kochi on Tuesday.
However, the good news for Team India is that Ganguly's injury is not serious and he will be available for rest of the seven-match series.
"An MRI scan was performed on Sourav's right hamstring this morning and it has determined no injury to the region (soft tissue swelling/oedema, neither muscle fibre tears nor any similar derangements)," BCCI Secretary Niranjan Shah said in a statement on Sunday.
Ganguly pulled his right hamstring muscle while fielding in the first ODI in Bangalore which was abandoned due to rain.
The team management, however, has decided not to risk Ganguly by fielding him in the next match which will give him adequate time to recover.
"Based on the findings, vigorous rehab approach will be commencing immediately. On report of team physic John Gloster and other analysis, the team management feels that Sourav will progress quickly and hence it was decided to give one game rest," the statement added.