Sreesanth rules himself out of Australia Tour

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Published: Sunday, December 4, 2011, 13:56 [IST]
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Sreesanth rules himself out of Aus Tour

Bangalore, Dec 4: Indian seamer Sreesanth, has said he could be out of action for the next six to eight weeks as he continues his rehabilitation from a toe injury that has sidelined him from playing the Ranji Trophy 2011 season.

This comes in wake of the selection meet scheduled on Monday to pick Praveen's replacement for Australia tour. Due to the sudden development, Sreesanth has ruled himself out of contention for the four Test series against Australia later this month.

"I was advised surgery but didn't go for it because the last time I did ayurvedic treatment, for a labrum tear on my shoulder, it really helped and I never had to go for surgery. I have consulted the same doctor. The muscles get stronger with physiotherapy. I will start training in Bangalore from December 12, " Sreesanth said after he decided to go against the doctor's advise and take up ayurvedic treatment.

A month long tour down under is scheduled to start on Dec 26 and get over on Jan 28, 2012. The seamer is hoping to return to the One day squad for the tri-series also featuring Sri Lanka in February next year.

Sreesanth, off late had failed to impress the selectors as he has a poor record of just 8 wickets in 3 Tests in England at an average of 61.62. He played just one Ranji match against Vidarbha before getting injured. But failed to impress during that outing too picking up only one wicket for 119 runs.

Earlier, selectors did not pick Sreesanth as he has not performed well this season, the only opportunity that came his way was due to Praveen's injury as the selectors were in search for a replacement for theAustralian tour.


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