New Delhi: In what is bound to lift the spirits of the Indian cricket team ahead of the World Cup quarterfinal clash against Australia, dashing opener Virender Sehwag has been declared fit and is likely to play the match in Ahmedabad on Thursday.
Sehwag had to sit out of Sunday's game in Chennai against West Indies due to a knee injury. Sehwag's knee has been bothering him since the start of the World Cup. India won the match by 80 runs and came second in the Group B.
Suresh Raina or Yusuf Pathan will most likely make way for Sehwag against Australia. Pathan has struggled throughout the tournament and Suresh Raina also failed with the bat in the last match against West Indies.
In his absence, Gautam Gambhir had opened the innings with Sachin Tendulkar..
India will play Australia on Thursday at Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium at Motera and India are seen as the favourites to win the match as defending champions have been struggling with both bat and ball.