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Indian manager Biswal denies reports about Nehra injury

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Mirpur (Dhaka), Feb 18 (PTI) Indian team managerRanjib Biswal today categorically denied reports regardingfitness problems related to senior pacer Ashish Nehra whichmight rule him out of opening World Cup match againstBangladesh here tomorrow.

The denial came amidst speculation that a sore groinwill keep Nehra out of action against Bangladesh in thetournament opener.

"These reports are not true. As far as we areconcerned, he is fit," Biswal told PTI over telephone.

In case Nehra is unavailable for selection,temperamental Kerala pacer S Sreesanth will be sharing the newball with Zaheer Khan. Munaf Patel is an automatic choice forthe third seamer''s slot.

Fitness has been a concern with Team India of late aspacer Praveen Kumar was ruled out due to elbow injury afterbeing named in the squad of 15. Even key players like VirenderSehwag (shoulder) and Gautam Gambhir (elbow) are coming backfrom injury lay-off.

Story first published: Saturday, February 19, 2011, 0:01 [IST]
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