India in New Zealand: Suresh Raina injures elbow ahead of 3rd ODI

Suresh Raina could miss India's must-win third ODI against New Zealand in Auckland on Saturday.

Updated: January 24, 2014 16:33 IST
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Indian batsman Suresh Raina was, on Friday, rendered a doubtful starter for the must-win third one-dayer against New Zealand in Auckland on Saturday, after injuring his elbow during a practice session. (3rd ODI Preview: Must-win situation for MS Dhoni's men)

"Raina was hit on the left elbow while batting in the nets today. He was taken for a precautionary x-ray and he is fine. He has a soft tissue damage and we will asses his fitness tomorrow before the game," Indian team manager Dr R N Baba said. (Confident of good show in 3rd ODI: Bhuvneshwar Kumar)

India trail the five-match series 0-2 after defeats in Napier and Hamilton. Raina's form has been a concern on the tour as he has so far scored 18 and 35 in the previous two matches. India have to win on Saturday to remain alive in the series, which would be followed by two Tests next month.

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