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Sehwag doubtful for the first ODI

August 17, 2008 21:16 IST

Indian opener Virender Sehwag is doubtful for Monday's five-match series opener against Sri Lanka as the explosive opener sustained an ankle injury on Sunday.

Sehwag, who sustained the injury during practice on Sunday, if sits out, his Delhi teammate Virat Kohli is likely to take his place.

Sehwag was seen limping out of ground after the practice session.

Indian team management sources said a final call on the chances of Sehwag playing will be taken on Monday.

"If the swelling in his ankle subsides, why not play him?," a team management official said.

The left-handed Kohli, if selected, will make his debut for India.

The Indian team is already without Sachin Tendulkar, who withdrew from the series after sustaining an elbow injury during the third and final Test.

India plays a five-match ODI series after losing the three-Test series 1-2.

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