Melbourne: Ravichandran Ashwin picked up an injury while batting in the nets ahead of India’s World Cup game against South Africa on Sunday in Melbourne.
The off-spinner was hit by Umesh Yadav while batting in the nets. Ice was applied for five minutes and Ashwin batted a further 20 minutes without any sign of discomfort, according to the team doctor.
Team India’s Media manager although said that the injury is not serious.
The 28-year-old India’s premier spinner finished 1 for 41 in the opening game against Pakistan on February 15 in Adelaide. So its not a good news for Team India if he don’t able to play at MCG.
Indian team’s next six days Schedule:
18.02.15- training from2 pm at junction oval ground / no media activity
19.02.15 -no training / no media activity
20.02.15 – training from 2 pm at junction oval ground / no media activity
21.02.15 -training from10 am at MCG end of the training Virat Kohli PreMatch Conference
22.02.15 -match against South Africa at MCG
23.02.15- travel to Perth no training / media activity