Yuvraj likely to play 3rd ODI against Lanka

Updated: 20 December 2009 11:46 IST

The Indian team management is tight-lipped about Yuvraj Singh's availability but chances are that explosive left-hander will play Monday's third one-dayer.

Yuvraj likely to play 3rd ODI against Lanka

The Indian team management is tight-lipped about Yuvraj Singh's availability but chances are that explosive left-hander will play Monday's third one-dayer against Sri Lanka.

Yuvraj, who missed the first and second one-dayers due to injury and flu, took part in a practice session here on Sunday and looked quite comfortable in the nets.

On being asked if Yuvraj will play on Monday, stand-in skipper Virender Sehwag said, "We will take a decision tomorrow."

In today's net session, the Punjab batsman faced seamers including gangling Ishant Sharma, Sudeep Tyagi and a few other local bowlers and hit fluent shots without any trouble.

The left-hander, who had suffered a hairline fracture in his finger, then batted against left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha for some time.

Pace spearhead Zaheer Khan, Praveen Kumar, Ashish Nehra and Harbhajan Singh though skipped the practice session, which Sehwag said was "optional".

Sachin Tendulkar, Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir also had a net session early in the day.

As regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is serving a two-match ban, Dinesh Karthik will do the duty behind the stumps and Sehwag was expecting a good show from the Tamil Nadu player.

"He has been in around for a couple of years. He is a very good player and good prospect. I am hoping that he will make a mark in the next two games he play," Sehwag said.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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