WC 2003 - Sehwag fit to play in Super Six opener against Kenya

Published: Tuesday, February 25, 2003, 18:32 [IST]
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Cape Town: India's aggressive opening batsman Virender Sehwag was on Thursday declared fit to play in the World Cup Super Sixes match against Kenya on Friday.

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Sehwag hurt his right index finger during training on Wednesday, but x-rays taken in hospital later did not reveal a fracture. "Veeru will play," said captain Saurav Ganguly ahead of the day-night game at Newlands."His finger is still a bit sore, but batting will not be a problem." Sehwag has averaged just 19 runs in six innings at the World Cup and the Indians are hoping the hard-hitting batsman fires in the second round.

India, which took with it eight points into the Super Sixes, will be virtually assured of a place in the semi-finals if it defeats Kenya.Copyright AFP 2001

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