Yuvraj ruled out of the Indian side against SL

Published: Sunday, August 15, 2010, 17:03 [IST]
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Yuvraj ruled out against SL

A major blow for Indian side ahead of their second match against Sri Lanka as Yuvraj Singh has been ruled out of the contest after being diagnosed with dengue.

"Yuvraj Singh is not available for this game. He has dengue. But he is out of danger," Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni revealed at the pre-match press conference.

The left-handed Yuvraj has been in ordinary form and fitness for quite some while and his absence adds yet another worry for the troubled Indian side who will be fighting to stay in the tri-series.

He missed the second Test against Sri Lanka due to flu and was taunted as "water boy" by fans when he came to the field to hand out drinks to his teammates.

Others on the doubtful starters' list are pacers Ashish Nehra, nursing a thigh strain, and Ishant Sharma, who is recuperating from a knee injury.

"We are monitoring Ashish Nehra. He has got a bit of problem with his glute. So we will take the exact decision before the game. Ishant is shaping well. As of now these are the two players who may be missing out," Dhoni said.

"And hopefully by tomorrow there won't be any addition to the list," he added.

Dhoni, however, dismissed reports that Dinesh Karthik, who hurt his hand during the practice session yesterday, is doubtful for Monday.

"Dinesh Karthik got hit on his thumb but he is fine and it is not a major concern," he said.


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