ICC World Twenty20

Sehwag back for India

2012-09-30 16:00
Virender Sehwag (AP)

Colombo - Dashing opener Virender Sehwag was back for India as Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat in the World Twenty20 Super Eights group two at Premedasa stadium on Sunday.

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Pakistan kept the same line-up which beat South Africa by two wickets in Colombo on Friday.

Sehwag was surprisingly left out of the Indian team which lost to Australia by nine wickets in the first Super Eights match on Friday. Sehwag and fast bowler Lakshmipathy Balaji were brought in for Harbhajan Singh and Piyush Chawla.

If Pakistan win this match they will qualify for the semi-finals along with Australia from the group. In case of an Indian victory, all four teams will go into the last matches on Tuesday with a chance to reach the last four.

Australia moved closer to the semi-finals after recording their second win in as many matches by thumping South Africa by eight wickets earlier in the day.


India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Rohit Sharma, Lakshmipathy Balaji.

Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez (captain), Imran Nazir, Nasir Jamshed, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Raza Hasan, Yasir Arafat.

Umpires: Rod Tucker (AUS) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG)

Tv umpire: Kumar Dharmasena (SRI)

Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)



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