Yuvraj leaves practice after being hit

Last Updated: Feb 24, 2011, 13:31 PM IST

Zeecric Bureau

Bangalore: In what could spell further trouble for injury-hit India, ace batsman Yuvraj Singh had to leave the team’s practice session midway on Thursday after being hit by a delivery from pacer S Sreesanth.

According to latest news reports, Yuvraj sustained an injury on his left hand. However, sources said , the injury was a minor one and the southpaw had left for some medical attention as a precautionary measure.

India, who are one of the favourites to win the ongoing cricket World Cup, are struggling to cope up with injuries to some of their key players. Sachin Tendulkar also had to go for an MRI scan a few days earlier after he complained of uneasiness in his knee.

The ace batsman, however, was declared fit after the scan reports came out.

India are already without the services of pacer Praveen Kumar, who had to pull out of the tournament at the last minute after failing a fitness test.

India take on England in a crucial match at Bangalore’s M Channaswamy Stadium on February 27.