Tendulkar will only miss Irani Trophy, not Australia series

September 20th, 2008 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar who has pulled out of the Irani Trophy as a precaution to give his injured elbow one more week’s rest, will be available for the four-match Test series against Australia starting Oct 9.There has been speculation about Tendulkar’s availability for the first Test against Australia in Bangalore after his withdrawal from Irani match, but secretary of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Niranjan Shah made it clear that the batting maestro will be available for the Test series.

“Sachin will not be playing in the Irani Trophy on the advice of the physiotherapist of the India team so that he could give another week’s rest. But he will be available for the Australia series,” Shah told IANS.

Tendulkar injured his left elbow during the third Test in Sri Lanka and did not play in the one-day series in the island nation.

The 35-year-old also had undergone surgery for tennis elbow in 2005.

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