Dhawan fit for first Test, Jadeja down with viral ‘illness’

Cape Town, Jan 3:
Shikhar Dhawan has been declared fully fit while Ravindra Jadeja is down with viral “illness” ahead of the first Test against South Africa beginning here on Friday.
Dhawan, who had suffered an ankle injury before flying out to South Africa, is set to open alongside Murali Vijay in the series opener at Newlands.
“India opener Shikhar Dhawan is fit and is available for selection for the first Test. Dhawan had suffered a minor ankle injury before the team’s departure to South Africa,” the BCCI said in a statement.
Vijay, speaking to reporters after the practice session, said Dhawan is ready for the first Test.
“I am not sure about the playing eleven, but Shikhar has declared himself fit. So it is good for us going into this Test match. Hopefully, it is a good headache for the captain and the management,” said Vijay.(PTI)


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