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Agarkar cleared for SA tour

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Medium Pacer Ajit Agarkar has been declared fit for the One Day Series against South Africa. The Mumbai pacer has passed a fitness test in Mumbai under the supervision of the Indian Team Physio John Gloster. Agarkar will now travel with the other 15 members who are departing on the 13th.

The 28-year-old Agarkar had injured his left hand during the Champions Trophy Match against West Indies. He had to miss India’s next game which was against the Aussies due to a hair line fracture in his left thumb which saw Sreesanth taking his place. As part of the fitness test, Agarkar was given catches and some batting in the nets. He was named in the 16-man squad with Punjab’s Vikram Singh named as his stand-by in case he failed to clear the fitness test. Yuvraj Singh who was originally named in the squad subject to fitness was ruled out few days back due to a knee injury and his replacement is Dinesh Karthik, the wicket keeper.

Originally posted 2006-11-10 09:07:44.

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