Dashing Indian opener Virender Sehwag has been declared fit and is likely to play in the quarterfinal match against Australia on Thursday. Sehwag missed the game in Chennai against West Indies due to a knee injury. Sehwag’s knee has been bothering him since the start of the tournament. In his absence, Gautam Gambhir had opened the innings with Sachin Tendulkar. India won the match by 80 runs and came on the second position in Group B.
Yusuf Pathan or Suresh Raina are likely to drop in the big game to make place for Sehwag. Both players struggled throughout the tournament but failed to play a big innings in any match.
Virendra Sehwag is the leading Indian batsman in the ongoing mega event; he has scored 327 runs in 5 matches with the average of 65.40, scoring a hundred and a half century. His best score in this tournament is 175, which he made against Bangladesh in the opening match of the World Cup.
Overall, Sehwag is present on the 4th position in the list of ICC World Cup 2011 most runs scorers, after Kumar Sangakkara (363) of Sri Lanka, Jonathan Trott (336) of England and English captain Andrew Strauss (329).