Senior opener Virender Sehwag [ Images ] will play in Delhi Daredevils' [ Images ] opening Champions League [ Images ] Twenty20 [ Images ] encounter against Indian Premier League [ Images ] champions Kolkata Knight Riders [ Images ] on Saturday after clearing a fitness test in Johannesburg.
Sehwag suffered a ligament strain on his left ankle during the recently-concluded World T20 Super Eights game against South Africa [ Images ] in Colombo.
"Virender Sehwag today appeared for a fitness test which was conducted by Kirk Russell. He cleared the test and was declared fit to play in the tournament from the start," a Delhi Daredevils official said on Thursday.
The dashing India opener also played a warm-up game against Sydney [ Images ] Sixers on Thursday.
However, the practice match did not go along expected lines for the out-of-form batsman, as he was bowled for a duck by pacer Josh Hazlewood, as the Daredevils scored only 107 against the Big Bash champions.
Daredevils captain Mahela Jayawardene [ Images ] and star opener David Warner did not play the match. While Warner was rested, Jayawardene had an appointment with the dentist and was unavailable.
With a paltry total on the board, Delhi Daredevils lost the game by five wickets.
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