Sachin, Yuvi fit and raring to go: Dravid

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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Nagpur:Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh are fit and raring to go in the forthcoming home series against the West Indies, India cricket captain Rahul Dravid said here today.

Speaking to reporters after the team had a session at the nets at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium, Dravid described as 'factually incorrect' reports in a section of the media that Tendulkar was unfit after sustaining an injury in Hyderabad recently.

''Yuvraj is also fit and we are happy with his recovery. The signs are very good. We have him here so that he can get back in tune,'' he said.

Dravid said the team had assembled four days before the first game against the West Indies instead of the customary three days to have an extra day together. ''We just wanted to have an extra day of practice and be together as a group. It is good to have as much practice before a game as possible,'' the India skipper said.

This was not a 'camp,' contrary to what had been reported in a section of the media, Dravid said and added,''Three net sessions is not a camp.'' The Indian team was going into the series against the West Indies and Sri Lanka on a very positive note, Dravid said. ''Our approach will be to win. If we win, it will boost our confidence before the World Cup.

We will use the two series to gain confidence both as a team as well as an individual,'' he said. The series against the West Indies would be a good challenge since it is a 'good squad,' he said.


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