Sachin to miss second test

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:09 IST

Sachin Tendulkar has been ruled out of the second cricket Test against Australia in Chennai.

Sachin to miss second test

Chennai:

Sachin Tendulkar has been ruled out of the second cricket Test against Australia in Chennai. The master blaster is yet to completely recover from his tennis elbow.Coach John Wright yesterday announced that Sachin was very unlikely to play in Chennai. "It's very very unlikely that he will be able to play in the second Test. We've been taking it one day at a time. It`s been very frustrating for all of us," Wright said. The news comes as a big blow to India's top order that has been struggling to put enough runs on the board. However, Wright hasn't ruled Sachin out for the rest of the series.Toss to be crucial Skipper Saurav Ganguly had a close look at the wicket and there are clear signs of spinners having a field day. Winning the toss may be crucial, something that Shane Warne also acknowledges."The toss will be important. The wicket looks like it will take a lot of turn and bounce. If India bats first and notches up a big score, then it will be a good fight," Warne said.Whenever India takes on Australia in a test match, memories of that historic tied test on this very ground come right back.This time around, the pressure is on India to get back into the series. The curator says it will be a turning track and in the spinning fingers of Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh could lie the outcome of this match.



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