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VRV Singh ruled out due to injury

The newcomer paceman was sufferring an inversion injury and physio Gloster advised him rest for two weeks.

india Updated: Nov 08, 2005 16:15 IST

With Rahul Dravid sitting out, swashbuckling opening batsman Virender Sehwag will don the mantle of the India captain for the sixth one-day international against Sri Lankaon Wednesday.

Announcing the Indian team for Wednesday's one-dayer on Tuesday, coach Greg Chappell said Dravid, Sreesanth and newcomer V R V Singh will be on the bench for Wednesday's match. The super sub would be decided in the morning, he added.

Indian team media manager Wing Commander M Baladitya said the newcomer paceman V R V Singh was sufferring an inversion injury to the left ankle and physio John Gloster advised him rest for two weeks after examination,

He also said that selectors did not know about the extent of Singh's injury and selection committee would name his replacement in the evening.

Chappell said, "At the moment, this is the 12 we will be going with into the match, V R V Singh's replacement after he is named might find a place in the team according to the situation prevalent then."

"Looking at the wicket, I do not think there would be a change (from the 12-players named)," he clarified.

Baladitya said Sachin was perfectly fit and his visit to the hospital in Ahmedabad was just a routine check-up.

Since Sachin and physio Gloster had the time in Ahmedabad and the facilities were also available there, they decided to have the routine check-up, Baladitya said.

The team:

Virender Sehwag (c), Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammed Kaif, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Irfan Pathan, Harbhjan Singh, Murli Kartik, R P Singh, Ajit Agarkar.

First Published: Nov 08, 2005 16:15 IST