Sehwag probable for first ODI

Virender Sehwag has been described as being “likely to play” in the first ODI against England in Delhi on Tuesday, following a full net session.

While it is not certain, India are confident he will play at Delhi, but a final decision will be made tomorrow. After enduring a pretty poor series by his standards, he suffered back spasms in the final test. He had to bat at 7 and failed to score in India’s batting collapse.

If he plays, it should be a big boost to India, who are already without Tendulkar for the entire series. Whilst poor compared to his test stats, Sehwag has still amassed over 4000 runs at a strike rate of 97, and if he can get on top of England’s bowlers it will be very good for India.

Indian ODI Squad
Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid (c), Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Dhoni (wk), Irfan Pathan, Venugopal Rao, Munaf Patel, Sreesanth, Harbhajan Singh, Ajit Agarkar, Ramesh Powar, Rudra Pratap Singh.

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