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Pujara declared fit, will play Mohali Test

Last updated on: March 13, 2013 14:17 IST

Star batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has recovered from a minor injury suffered in the nets on Tuesday and been declared fit for the third Test, starting Mohali on Thursday.

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"Pujara is fit and will play in the Test," confirmed Shikhar Dhawan, who will also make his Test debut in the match.

Cheteshwar PujaraPujara, who was hit on his left leg on Tuesday, underwent light practice in the nets.

Meanwhile, Dhawan also confirmed that he has been named in the Indian playing eleven for the third Test.

Dhawan will replace Virender Sehwag, who was dropped after the second Test following a run of poor scores.

"I was told this morning by the coach and captain and I am very happy," he said.

Harish Kotian