Rohan Gavaskar to join Team India

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:05 IST

Rohan Gavaskar will join the Indian cricket team in Australia for the forthcoming triangular series replacing Mohammad Kaif.

Rohan Gavaskar to join Team India
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Kolkata:

Rohan Gavaskar will join the Indian cricket team in Australia for the forthcoming triangular series beginning January 9. Rohan, Captain of Bengal Ranji trophy team and son of legendary opening batsman Sunil Gavaskar, was picked by the national selectors last evening following a tele-conferencing after Kaif was ruled out due to right thumb injury suffered during the recently held Kenstar Asian 'A' cricket tourney, the BCCI secretary S K Nair said today. He said Kaif went through a second medical examination by renowned orthopaedic and head of BCCI medical panel, Dr Anant Joshi, in Mumbai last evening who ruled him from playing for at two to three weeks. Rohan has scored 264 runs in the three-test series against Sri Lanka 'A' team last month including an innings of 173 in the second Test. The stylish southpaw, who was informed by a Cricket Association of Bengal official about his selection, said that he was yet to speak to his father, who is in Australia. Rohan is expected to leave for Australia on Monday subject to the completion of his travel formalities, a BCCI source said adding that the rest of the three players, Sanjay Bangar, Yuvraj Singh and Hemang Badani have already left for Australia today from Chennai via Kuala Lumpur. (PTI)

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