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Sehwag back in action with Irani Cup

Virender Sehwag will return to action in the Irani Cup and will lead the Rest of India team.

Recovering from a shoulder injury,opener Virender Sehwag will return to action in the Irani Cup and will lead the Rest of India team in the October 1 to 5 tournament in Nagpur.

Sehwag,who missed the just-concluded tri-series in Sri Lanka due to the injury he sustained during the Indian Premier League,will have S Badrinath as his deputy.

In a meeting in Chennai,the All India Senior Selection Committee also announced the teams for the October 8 to 11 Challenger Series,featuring India Red,India Green and India Blue.

While India Red would be led by Yuvraj Singh,Suresh Raina will captain India Green.

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A star-studded India Blue will have national skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the helm. The team has India regulars Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh in it.

The selection panel also announced that opener Gautam Gambhir’s fitness for the Champions Trophy,starting September 22,would be assessed on Thursday.

Gambhir is nursing a groin injury which forced him to return from the tri-series in Sri Lanka without playing a single match.

First published on: 16-09-2009 at 04:25:32 pm
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