India get Zaheer boost for World Cup opener

Zaheer Khan gives India a much needed boost for the opening World Cup match against Bangladesh

Dhaka: Feb 18, 2011

By CricketCountry Staff

Team India received a big boost after pace spearhead Zaheer Khan was declared fit ahead of its World Cup opener against Bangladesh at Mirpur on Saturday.

According to reports, the left-arm seamer, who is suffering from a lingering shoulder injury, did not play in India s warm-up games against Australia and New Zealand, which India won comprehensively.

The Indian pace bowling department had earlier suffered a blow when Praveen Kumar pulled out of the World Cup with an elbow injury and was replaced by Shanthakumaran Sreesanth.

Team India would be looking to exact sweet revenge against Bangladesh who handed them a five-wicket defeat in the last World Cup at Port-of-Spain.

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