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Yuvraj ruled out of 1st Test against Eng

Yuvraj, who sustained a hamstring strain in Karachi, will need some time to regain fitness.

india Updated: Feb 21, 2006 22:19 IST

India suffered a huge blow ahead of the Test series against England with the in-form Yuvraj Singh being ruled out of the first Test starting in Nagpur on March 1.

Yuvraj, who sustained a hamstring strain during his match-winning unbeaten 107 in the last one-dayer against Pakistan in Karachi, will need some more time to regain fitness.

Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who could not take part in the one-day series against Pakistan, will be available for selection, Board Secretary Niranjan Shah told reporters on Tuesday.

He also said that a decision on Virender Sehwag's availability for the first Test will be taken on Wednesday.

Sehwag had suffered a shoulder injury and had returned home along with Harbhajan Singh midway through the one-day series.

First Published: Feb 21, 2006 18:47 IST