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Nehra ruled out of WC opener with sore back

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Published: Saturday, February 19, 2011, 13:14 [IST]
 
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Nehra out of WC opener with sore back

Dhaka, Feb 18: India have suffered blow just a day before their World Cup opener against Bangladesh. Experienced fast bowler Ashish Nehra was ruled out of the match due to a sore back.

The development implies that Dhoni will have to choose from Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel and S Sreesanth. If India go in with three pacers on Saturday, then all of them will play, but if they decide to play two pacers, then it will be a toss-up between Sreesanth and Munaf, with Zaheer assured of playing.

India had lost Praveen Kumar with an elbow injury and was replaced by Sreesanth. Meanwhile, batsman Suresh Raina ahsn't been included in the playing XI for India's first match of the Cup.

Oneindia Cricket

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