Sehwag may not play Windies match

Published: Saturday, March 19, 2011, 16:32 [IST]
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Chennai, March 19: There's disappointment in the Indian camp and for the myriad fans that support it. Dashing Indian opener Virender Sehwag might miss India's final league game against West Indies on Sunday because of a niggling knee problem. Sehwag's knee has been bothering him since the start of the World Cup, but his present concern is the result of swelling caused by an allergic reaction to a pain-killing injection he took after the match against South Africa.

Sehwag may not play Windies match

"Viru [Sehwag] has got an allergic reaction in his right knee, so we will take that call [about whether to play him] either in the evening or on the morning of the game," MS Dhoni said at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday.

If Sehwag is unable to take the field, Gautam Gambhir will most likely open the innings with Sachin Tendulkar.

The game doesn't bear much significance as Bangladesh's defeat to South Africa today effectively means India and England are already through to the quarter-finals and barring a disastrous defeat, West Indies can afford to lose tomorrow's game and still join them on the basis of a better net run-rate than Bangladesh.

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