India vs England 2012-13: MS Dhoni fit for final ODI clash at Dharamsala

MS Dhoni had sustained a thumb injury before the fourth ODI against England © Getty Images

Dharamsala: Jan 26, 2013

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is fit for the fifth and final One-Day International against England, which will be played on Sunday. India have already sealed the series 3-1.

All-rounder Suresh Raina informed that skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is fully fit and has recovered from his thumb injury sustained during the practice session ahead of the Mohali game.
 
“He has had a long session at the nets on Saturday and is available for Sunday’s game,” Raina was quoted as saying by PTI.

Earlier, it was reported that the Indian team management has not yet sought a cover for skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who sustained a thumb injury before the fourth One-Day International (ODI) against England at Mohali, increasing the possibility of his playing in the final match at Dharamsala on Sunday.

In fact, the Indian skipper was seen actively participating in a soccer session at the picturesque stadium at Dharamsala dispelling doubts about his participation in the final one-dayer.

Meanwhile, as the English team took a break from their training session, a relaxed Indian side enjoyed their soccer session in the afternoon on Friday.   

(With inputs from PTI)