Sehwag likely to play against Australia

Last Updated: Mar 24, 2011, 12:17 PM IST

Zeecric Bureau

Ahmedabad: Dashing Indian opener Virender Sehwag, who missed India’s last league match against the West Indies due to a knee injury, is almost certain to play in India`s crucial World Cup quarterfinal match against defending champions Australia on Thursday.

Sources close to the Team India have revealed that Sehwag is fit and he is most likely to play against Australia at Ahmedabad today.

"We will take a call on Virender Sehwag late this evening or tomorrow morning before the start of the game. All the others are fit and available for selection," Dhoni had said at the match-eve media conference at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera on Wednesday.

Sehwag, who lit up the tournament with a breathtaking 175 against Bangladesh in the opening match at Mirpur on February 19, missed India`s last Group B tie against the West Indies at Chennai on March 20 after aggravating his old knee problem during the course of the tournament.

He played last against South Africa at Nagpur on March 12, scoring a half century. Dhoni said the Indian team would certainly miss Sehwag if he is unable to play tomorrow against the world`s top-ranked ODI outfit.