Saturday, September 19, 2009

Indians Ready to Champions Trophy

The Indian cricket team left for South Africa from on Friday to participate in the ICC Champions Trophy. South Africa has been a happing hunting arena for India who was runners-up in the one-day World Cup in 2003 and Twenty20 World Cup champions four years later.

India has accustomed an addition afore their ICC Champions Trophy advance back in-form opener Gautam Gambhir was anesthetized fit to acknowledgment afterwards injury.

The left-hander has recovered from a beam ache and will biking with the aggregation to South Africa, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a account on Thursday.

India, already after wards the atomic Virender Sehwag, was afraid on Gambhir's fettle afterwards the Delhi batsman absent this month's tri-series in Sri Lanka.

India won the Colombo tournament, additionally involving New Zealand and the hosts, and went into the celebrated eight-team accident as one of the favorites afterwards not accepting absent a one-day alternation in the accomplished year.

India has been aggregate with arresting and world champions Australia, Twenty20 champions Pakistan and above champions West Indies in the basic phase.

An adolescent Indian batting assemblage struggled adjoin short-pitched bowling in this year's Twenty20 World Cup in England.

Ishant Sharma will spearhead the five-man clip advance in the absence of accomplished left-arm pacer Zaheer Khan, who has been disqualified out until the end of the year afterwards ability anaplasty on an afflicted shoulder.

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